This is the start of a brand spanking new project intended to explore the history of attempts to pose and answer the problem of Why Existence? (often expressed these days in Leibniz’s terms as “Why is there something rather nothing?”).

There will appear here a series of blog posts devoted to progress, interesting finds, and other such matters.

Also posted here will be:

  • Details of a pair of conferences on the project theme – and, eventually, the videos of the talks.
  • Details of publications, with pre-prints, from the project.

I would be very pleased if interested folks engaged with these posts, and look forward to seeing how this will all evolve.