Book published by John Leslie | College of Arts

Book published by John Leslie

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Our Emeritus Professor John Leslie has published (May 2013) The Mystery of Existence (Wiley-Blackwell, publisher), which he co-edited with Robert Lawrence Kuhn.

Blurb:  "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."