Jim Holt

Jim Holt is an author, essayist, and philosopher, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and Slate, among others. His book Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story (W. W. Norton) was a New York Times best seller in 2013.


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Higher Laughter: On Jim Holt

"When Einstein Walked with Gödel" is a perfect bedtime book, with each essay providing a luminous devotional on heavy topics, delivered with a light touch....


Why Does the World Exist?: Jim Holt’s “Existential Detective Story”


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