Heidegger

Book Review: Jim Holt’s, “Why Does The World Exist?”

Book Review: 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?

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Death is Dumb!

Death is Dumb!

One common argument against indefinite lifespans is that a definitive limit to one’s life – that is, death – provides some essential baseline reference, and that it is only in contrast to this limiting factor that life has any meaning at all. In this article I refute the argument’s underlying premises, and then argue that even if such premises were taken as true, its conclusion – that eradicating ...

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