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Jim Holt

Philosopher of Science; Science writer

Jim Holt is a journalist, author in popular science, and essayist.

He has contributed to The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The American Scholar, and Slate. In 1997, he was editor of The New Leader, a political magazine. His book Why Does the World Exist? was a NYTimes bestseller for 2013.

Topic Series


Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

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When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

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Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes

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