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

Author: Jostein Gaarder; Paulette Møller
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1996, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail : Who are you? and Where does the world come from? Before she knows it, she is enrolled in a correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre and beyond, with a mysterious philosopher. But Sophie is receiving a separate batch of equally unusual letters. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up in Sophie's world? To unravel this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Novela noruega
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jostein Gaarder; Paulette Møller
ISBN: 0425152251 9780425152256
OCLC Number: 34333870
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 523 pages ; 18 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.

Abstract:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail : Who are you? and Where does the world come from? Before she knows it, she is enrolled in a correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre and beyond, with a mysterious philosopher. But Sophie is receiving a separate batch of equally unusual letters. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up in Sophie's world? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must make use of the philosophy she is learning. But the truth is far more complicated than she could have imagined.

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