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The Mystery of Existence free pdf This compelling study of the origins of all that exists, including explanations of the entire material world, traces the responses of philosophers and scientists to the most elemental and haunting question of all: why is anything here or anything anywhere? Why is there something rather than nothing? Why not nothing? It includes the thoughts of dozens of luminaries from Plato and Aristotle to Aquinas and Leibniz to modern thinkers such as physicists Stephen Hawking and Steven Weinberg, philosophers Robert Nozick and Derek Parfit, philosophers of religion Alvin Plantinga and Richard Swinburne, and the Dalai Lama. * The first accessible volume to cover a wide range of possible reasons for the existence of all reality, from over 50 renowned thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, Bertrand Russell, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, Robert Nozick, Derek Parfit, Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, John Polkinghorne, Paul Davies, and the Dalai Lama * Features insights by scientists, philosophers, and theologians * Includes informative and helpful editorial introductions to each section * Provides a wealth of suggestions for further reading and research * Presents material that is both comprehensive and comprehensible

About John Leslie

John Leslie is University Professor Emeritus ofPhilosophy at the University of Guelph, Canada, and Fellow of theRoyal Society of Canada. Well-known in the philosophy of cosmologyand religion, he has held visiting professorships at institutionsincluding the Australian National University (Research Departmentof Philosophy) and the University of Liege (Institute ofAstrophysics). He is the author of numerous publications includingValue and Existence (Blackwell, 1979), Universes(Routledge, 1989), The End of the World: the Science and Ethicsof Human Extinction (Routledge, 1996), Infinite Minds(Oxford University Press, 2001), and Immortality Defended(Blackwell, 2007). Robert Lawrence Kuhn is a public intellectual and thecreator and host of Closer To Truth, the long-running PBS /public television series on science and philosophy. With adoctorate in brain research (UCLA), he is the author or editor ofmore than 30 books, including Closer To Truth: ChallengingCurrent Belief and Closer To Truth: Science, Meaning and theFuture. A recognized expert on Chinese politics and economics,he is the author of The Man Who Changed China: The Life andLegacy of Jiang Zemin (Crown, 2005), China s best-sellingbook of 2005, and How China s Leaders Think (Wiley,2011). He is a frequent commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC,China Central Television (CCTV), and Euronews.

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Author : John Leslie
Publisher : John Wiley
Data Published : 09 April 2013
ISBN : 0470673559
EAN : 9780470673553
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 328 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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