Existence

12.10.1210:51 AM 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.
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?

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: What do you make of the New Atheists?

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: Who is your favorite philosopher and why?

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: What idea presented in your book gives you the most existential angst?

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: You wrote your last book about jokes. What are some of your favorites?