Why Does the World Exist? : an Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt buy used Used & Rare price $9.73 new from$13.68 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Paperback Publisher: Liveright Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0871403595 ISBN - 13:9780871403599 Seller Comments: A few pages may be dog-eared. Acceptable: unmarked. Book is in good condition; cover shows signs of wear. Pages are unmarked by pen or highlighter. Book has vertical bend; No creasing. Edges show discoloration/markings but do not bleed into the page. Good: unmarked. Book is in great condition; cover shows minor signs of wear. Pages are unmarked by pen or highlighter. Pages include limited underlining/notes but most of text is unmarked by highlighter or pen. Pages may have discoloration. From the Publisher Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, ), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway bestseller, which has captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. Holt adopts the role of cosmological detective, traveling the globe to interview a host of celebrated scientists, philosophers, and writers, “testing the contentions of one against the theories of the other” (Jeremy Bernstein, ). As he interrogates his list of ontological culprits, the brilliant yet slyly humorous Holt contends that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God versus the Big Bang. This “deft and consuming” (David Ulin, ) narrative humanizes the profound questions of meaning and existence it confronts.