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 ...Show synopsisWhen 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.Hide synopsis
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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!
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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