Sophie's world is a history of philosophy written in the format of a mystery novel by jostein gaarder it had been recommended to me many years ago the novel concerns a little girl, sophia, who gets a correspondence course in philosophy from a mysterious character further details into the plot would. One day when sophie comes home from school, she finds two questions in her mail: who are you and where does the world come from about this quite amazing book there are 30 million copies in print in many languages according to the reader's guide it is a novel but also a history of philosophy read full review. Buy sophie's world by jostein gaarder from waterstones today click and 3 reviews sign in to write a review an addictive blend of mystery, philosophy and fantasy, sophie's world is an international phenomenon which has been translated into 60 languages and sold more than 40 million copies. Rory is back, with another great video a book review on the book sophie's world, by jostein gaarder here is the link to buy this book: http://googl/da5jm. This novel not only slowly unravels a mystery that sucks you in, but it teaches you about philosophy itself the fact that you can join along with sophie- answering the questions and learning about the history of philosophy- is brilliant i truly recommend it read more 0comment| one person found this helpful was this review.
A philosophy fiction read: sophie's world was a long, strange, and most unpredictable novel by jostein gaarder and my personal review. Access our sophie's world study guide for free start your 48-hour free trial to access our sophie's world study guide, along with more than 30,000 other titles get help with any book start free trial. Sophie's world: a novel about the history of philosophy by jostein gaarder farrar, straus and giroux, $19 it's tempting to get all warm and gloopy over this well-intentioned response by a norwegian writer and former philosophy teacher to the new age pornography he fears may replace the western philosophical. In which i talk about a really great book in a really short amount of time.
This long, dense novel, a bestseller in the author's native norway, offers a summary history of philosophy embedded in a philosophical mystery disguised as a children's book-but only sophisticated young adults would be remotely interested sophie amundsen is about to turn 15 when she receives a letter from one alberto. And sophie's world, by jostein gaarder, subtitled a novel about the history of philosophy, is, according to newsweek, europe's hottest novel was written by two elderly gentlemen who have been dubiously honored (by the modern review) as the beastie boys of current thought the book is abstract,. Sophie's world: a novel about the history of philosophy (fsg classics) [jostein gaarder, paulette moller] on amazoncom this long, dense novel, a bestseller in the author's native norway, offers a summary history of philosophy embedded in a philosophical mystery disguised as a children's book--but only sophisticated.
Sophie's world is a unique book it combines fiction with serious philosophy it all starts when twelve year old sophie receives an anonymous letter in the mail all the letter says is who are you before she knows it, she gets another and then another a whole course in philosophy has started for her. As the novel begins, an almost-15-year-old norwegian girl named sophie amundsen receives a strange series of letters the letters have been sent to her, but they're addressed to someone named hilde møller knag the letters pose difficult philosophical questions, such as “how was the world created” and “is there life. Sophie's world jostien gaarder reviews: more praise for the international bestseller that has become “europe's oddball literary sensation of the decade” ( new york newsday) “a page-turner” —entertainment weekly “first, think of a beginner's guide to philosophy, written by a schoolteacher next.