Category Archives: Book Reviews – Philosophy

Review of Jim Holt’s, Why Does The World Exist?

Jim Holt’s recent book, Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story, tackles the question that Martin Heidegger characterized as the greatest in all philosophy and William James called the darkest in all philosophy—why is there something rather than nothing? Continue reading Review of Jim Holt’s, Why Does The World Exist?

Reflections on Noson Yanofsky’s, “The Outer Limits of Reason”

But as for certain truth, no man has known it, nor will he know it; neither of the gods, nor yet of all the things of which I speak. And even if by chance he were to utter the final truth, he would himself not know it: for all is but a woven web of guesses. ~ Xenophanes Continue reading Reflections on Noson Yanofsky’s, “The Outer Limits of Reason”