Books

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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Book Review: Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhuman

Book Review: Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhuman

The instability of the category 'human' has been the subject of philosophical debate for centuries but it is only recently that the biological and informational sciences have begun to shake the ethical foundations of modernity by revealing a lack of real, material distinctions between ourselves and other animals or, indeed, between ourselves and machines.

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A Detailed Overview of Clement Vidal’s “The Beginning and the End” (Part 2)

A Detailed Overview of Clement Vidal’s “The Beginning and the End” (Part 2)

A detailed review of a forthcoming book, The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective by Dr. Clement Vidal, a young scholar and member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Group at the Free University in Brussels, Belgium. Vidal investigates a most important question–whether modern scientific cosmology can satisfy our search for meaning in life. The book is a ...

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