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Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail--who are you? and where does the world come from? Before she knows it, Sophie ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

Overall customer rating: 4.500
Michael J C

Philosophy for all ages is fun!

by Michael J C on Aug 25, 2014

This is a great little book to learn about philosophy without all that dry stuff you find in dusty old books and just as dusty old libraries. The lead character is a 14-year old girl who learns about life in some really cool ways that the kid in us will readily identify with . . . I loved reading about Socrates and Plate. I never did like Aristotle despite what the Middle Age philosophers tried to do to resurrect his ideas. I loved how the author dealt with Spinoza and Locke and made every philosopher come alive. Enjoy this book leisurely!

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Jeffrey P
by Jeffrey P on Jan 26, 2012

Not the same version as shown by the cover photo. I received an older version that had some writing in it. It is still a great read though.

William O

Entertaining Timeline

by William O on Feb 24, 2011

Sophie's World is a well laid out history of signifigant philosophical history intertwined with a story of two girls; Sophie and Hilde who are both adolescants. The historical facts are broken up nicely by their somewhat lighthearted attitudes and lives, This is a good starting point for those who want to figure out how we (humanity) have gotten to this point in our collective understanding.

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melber
by melber on Mar 5, 2009

Philosophy wrapped around a story...or is it the other way around? An excellent book for youth and adults!

mikus

Must Read!

by mikus on Oct 4, 2008

Presents a straight-forward yet entertaining look on the different worldviews we encounter in life. A great introduction to philosophy book for youth, but really for all ages.

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