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

Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 1995, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jostein Gaarder
ISBN: 1857993284 9781857993288 1897580428 9781897580424
OCLC Number: 34094701
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 403 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The Garden of Eden --
The top hat --
The myths --
The natural philosophers --
Democritus --
Fate --
Socrates --
Athens --
Plato --
The major's cabin --
Aristotle --
Hellenism --
The postcards --
Two cultures --
The Middle Ages --
The Renaissance --
The Baroque --
Descartes --
Spinoza --
Locke --
Hume --
Berkeley --
Bjerkely --
The Enlightenment --
Kant --
Romanticism --
Hegel --
Kierkegaard --
Marx --
Darwin --
Freud --
Our own time --
The garden party --
Counterpoint --
The big bang.
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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