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Sophie's world : a novel about the history of philosophy

Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The protagonists are Sophie Amundsen, a 14-year-old girl, and Alberto Knox, her philosophy teacher. The novel chronicles their metaphysical relationship as they study Western philosophy from its beginnings to the present. A bestseller in Norway.
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Young adult fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 0374266425 9780374266424 0425156842 9780425156841 0374530718 9780374530716
OCLC Number: 30474946
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 403 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Garden of Eden 1 --
The Top Hat 10 --
The Myths 21 --
The Natural Phil Osophers 28 --
Democritus 41 --
Fate 47 --
Socrates 56 --
Athens 72 --
Plato 78 --
The Major's Cabin 94 --
Aristotle 104 --
Hellenism 121 --
The Postcards 140 --
Two Cultures 149 --
The Middle Ages 165 --
The Renaissance 188 --
The Baroque 216 --
Descartes 233 --
Spinoza 247 --
Locke 257 --
Hume 267 --
Berkeley 282 --
Bjerkely 287 --
The Enlightenment 303 --
Kant 322 --
Romanticism 342 --
Hegel 360 --
Kierkegaard 372 --
Marx 385 --
Darwin 404 --
Freud 429 --
Our Own Time 447 --
The Garden Party 471 --
Counterpoint 485 --
The Big Bang 504.
Other Titles: Sofies verden.
Responsibility: Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Paulette Møller.

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The protagonists are Sophie Amundsen, a 14-year-old girl, and Alberto Knox, her philosophy teacher. The novel chronicles their metaphysical relationship as they study Western philosophy from its beginnings to the present. A bestseller in Norway.

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Down the Rabbit hole, but not to deep

by Jcullins (WorldCat user published 2007-04-10) Excellent Permalink
Book Review Assignment Sophie’s World by Jostien Gaarder Sophie’s World is a novel about the history of western philosophy. In this book written in 1991 by Jostein Gaarder we see introduced Gaarders’ heroine, Sophie Amundsen. Sophie is a fourteen year old girl living in Norway. Her father works...
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