Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
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Ex-philosophy teacher Jostein Gaarder & Albert Knos stimulate 15 year old Sophieto ask those fundamental questions which have exercised the imaginations of Children Phiolosophers since the dawn of civilisation.
From the cover:
Looking in her mailbox one day, a fourteen-year-old Norwegian schoolgirl called Sophie Amundsen finds two surprising pieces of paper. On them are written the questions: 'Who are you?' and 'Where does the world come from?'
The writer is an enigmatic philosopher called Alberto Knox, and his two teasing questions are the beginning of an extraordinary tour through the history of Western Philosophy form the pre-Socratics to Sartre. In a series of brilliantly entertaining letters, and then in person, Alberto Knox opens Sophie's enquiring mind to the fundamental questions that philosophers have been asking since the dawn of civilisation.
I'm giving this book to my sister. She saw it on my bookshelf and really wanted to read it. I won't do a controlled release as she is unlikely to journal it and I don't want to see it travelling endlessly. She may pass it on when she has read it and, hopefully others will journal. I suppose the best thing is to set it as 'permanent collection' until she decides whether to keep it or set it free.