Existence

12.10.12 3:51 PM ET

Ask Jim Holt Anything

Readers ask the philosopher and author of 'Why Does the World Exist?' about the meaning of life, today's New Athiests, and his favorite jokes.

A reader asks Jim Holt: Why is there something rather than nothing? And what’s the best book written on the topic?

A reader asks Jim Holt: What do you make of the New Atheists?

A reader asks Jim Holt: Who is your favorite philosopher and why?

A reader asks Jim Holt: What idea presented in your book gives you the most existential angst?

A reader asks Jim Holt: You wrote your last book about jokes. What are some of your favorites?