Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story Topics for Discussion

Jim Holt
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Why is Holt interested in the question, "Why is there something rather than nothing?"

What is Holt's preferred answer to his core question? Where in the book is the answer located? Explain the view in detail.

Recount the main details of Holt's interaction with Richard Swinburne. What is Swinburne's answer? What are Holt's concerns about Swinburne's answer?

Recount the main details of Holt's interaction with Derek Parfit. What is Parfit's answer? What are Holt's concerns about Parfit's answer?

Recount the main details of Holt's interaction with Roger Penrose. What is Penrose's answer? What are Holt's concerns about Penrose's answer?

Recount the main details of Holt's interaction with John Leslie. What is Leslie's answer? What are Holt's concerns about Leslie's answer?

After reading the book, what do you think is the best answer to the question of why there is something rather than nothing? Defend...

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