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Why Does the World Exist?
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Jim Holt, a prominent essayist and critic on philosophy, mathematics, and science, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City.

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"Holt has a religious temperament, if not a religion, and he thinks the notion of God is a possible explanation of the mystery of being rather than the reverse or the refusal of one... [He] is an expert juggler of the paradoxes that go with so many kinds of negation...the fun of his quest has to do not only with what he wants to know but with his eagerness for live dialogue." -- Michael Wood - London Review of Books (UK) "The author takes on the origin of everything in this wonderfully ambitious book encompassing mathematics, theology, physics, ethics and more." -- Michael S. Roth - The Washington Post

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