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Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
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on December 9, 2014
easy & fun read
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on September 4, 2014
Great conditions, great price. I'm happy with my purchase :)
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on July 27, 2014
A great way to be introduced to the great philosophers but has to be read slowly as there is a lot of information for those of us who are not familiar with the great thinkers.
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on May 13, 2014
A great book for growing minds. The author creates a fascinating world of philosophy and animates the imagination with an intriguing plot.
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on November 24, 2013
Everyone should read it , young & old !The book I purchased was in good shape & I received it promptly .
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on November 14, 2013
one of the best books I ve ever read.

it reveals most difficult ideas with plain languages. ez to understand.

philosophy is for everybody
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon October 27, 2013
That is right this is a novel about the history of philosophy. It was written by Norwegian professor Jostein Gaarder. Gaarder Now writes other novels and has a large following. I personally found it fun to read and intriguing.

Some readers may think the ending is a little strange however it fits the story perfectly. This novel is used as an introduction point to philosophy. So it would not be appropriate for those that already have a background in philosophy to dismiss this as sophomoric. Everyone has to start somewhere. If you are already a philosopher then it is still an interesting novel with an interesting twist.

Receiving a mysterious letter in the mail, Sophie Amundson is about to embark on a mysterious journey that is mosty correspondents and may become mutch more. We get to join her on her discoveries.

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on August 2, 2013
Enjoyable but needs to be read slowly...so much history and philosophy is packed into it...and the underlying mystery unfolds gradually anyway...It is worth the effort..and fun at the same time...
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on November 11, 2012
Like the title of this review, 'Sophie's World' asks many of the questions that have been fundamental to philosophy for thousands of years. In seeking to answer those questions it leads you through a broad overview of the history of philosophy. Starting with the natural philosophers and ending with men whose philosophy still heavily influences present day thought, 'Sophie's World' shows how these questions have been asked and answered by centuries of philosophers who have built on the work of those who came before.

Intermingled with this overview of philosophy is the story of two young girls; Sophie and Hilde. How their stories overlap I will leave for you, the reader, to discover. But be warned: You will probably find the story quite odd and that occasionally the author's opinion on issues such as the UN, environmentalism, etc. come through strongly, but it is not without purpose.

'Sophie's World' is a great introduction to the history of philosophical thought and gives a clear picture of what many of the most significant philosophers are remembered for. It's not perfect, but what is perfection anyway?
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on September 11, 2012
This book was so informative in an amazing way. I have learned so much about what influence the world in a historical and family investigation.
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