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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 ... 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!

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.

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!


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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