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The Problem of Existence: Why is There Something Instead of Nothing?

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This book explores the question of why there is something instead of nothing. Although this is a fundamental philosophical inquiry, most of us are perplexed by its starkness, and feel awed or astonished by what seems to be the brute fact of existence. A synthetic answer to this question is defended, by employing several approaches and uniting them in the notion that being is a gratuitous gift.

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