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Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy - Jostein Gaarder, Paulette Møller
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
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When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new... show more
When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425152256 (0425152251)
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages no: 513
Edition language: English
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The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
5.0 Food for Thought
This was a re-read for me. In fact, I think this may well be the third or fourth time I’ve read this book since I got it twenty-odd years ago. I don’t re-read books very often and that has little to do with how much I enjoyed a book. For me there’s nothing like experiencing a story for the first tim...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 What does it mean to be human?
It's an international bestseller which for some reason I had never heard of until suddenly I found it on my library holds list (I don't remember placing it there but I guess one night I was cruising the library website half asleep). It's translated into English from Norwegian so that might be why it...
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4.0 To learn about Philosophy
I read this book when I was twenty, and then I read it again recently on a business trip. What's great about this book is that the author takes the prominent Philosophers from the West, and renders their essences into a form digestible by the larger public. In fact, he wrote this book only to teach ...
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3.0 Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
I had been trying to finish this book for such a long time. I would quickly read one or two hundred pages, and then I would put it down for months and repeat.If you aren't in the mood for "A Novel About the History of Philosophy" (major emphasis on the history), then I would move this a bit further ...
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Url Phantomhive rated it
3.5 Sophie's World
Original Title: Sofies Verden This book is a summary of Western Philosophy starting at the Early Greek Philosophers (let's say Pre-Socrates) and ending with the modern philosophers. Luckily, this book reads mostly like a novel. I really liked the beginning of the book. I happen to have had a cla...
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