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Paperback Sophie's World Book

ISBN: 0374266425

ISBN13: 9780374266424

Sophie's World

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Wanting to understand the most fundamental questions of the universe isn't the province of ivory-tower intellectuals alone, as this book's enormous popularity has demonstrated. A young girl, Sophie,...

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7 ratings

Not acceptable order

I ordered an acceptable and the book came heavily written in and some pages were ripped. Be careful what you get for free

Wonderful into to philosophy

This book literally changed the way I looked at the world and everything in it. "Were all just mites on a rabbits fur bring pulled out of a hat!" I first read this book in high school and I remember walking down the street after finish the book. You know how when you first get glasses it's like "wow, the trees have so many leaves i couldn't see before!" Well after i read this, i was thinking "wow, the trees haveso many leaves and I've never noticed how beautiful they are and their place in the world is so inportant" Cheesy right? It reads a lot like a text bookwhile going over the the different philosophies and philosophers, but if you power through those parts, it really is a good book.

great for all ages

This is an awesome book. Buy it and enjoy it. Libro cojonudo. Disfrutarás como un chaval.

Excellent book about philosophy!

I received this book as a gift in 1996. Before I have never heard about Mr.Gaarder but I got caught by the first page and the book did not let me loose till I finished it. Since then I bought several other books by Jostein Gaarder and each one is a treasure! I have just superlatives for this book, it is realy amazing!


I picked up "Sophie's World" on a whim, where it was displayed on a table near the cash register. I don't know have much knowledge about philosophy, and although I realize this book barely scratches the surface of some very deep thoughts, I still feel that Jostein Gaarder did a stupendous job in making philosophy feel accessible to me. It made me curious to know more, and if that's not the sign of a great book, then I guess I don't know what one is. I skimmed through many of the reviews just now, even though I've already read the book, and I was able to see a general pattern: those that were inquisitive, open to new learning and a new way of considering our existence were wild about this book. Conversely, the ones that gave it low marks and unmercifully criticized the philosophical part smacked of former philosophy major flunkies with severe elitist, I'm-such-an-expert-in-the-field-sniff-sniff attitudes. What most of the low-scorers missed was that "Sophie's World" was never intended to be a comprehensive study in Western Philosophy, merely an introduction to waken sleeping minds. And to say things like Gaarder got Kant's ideas all wrong is, to say the very least, highly subjective (and open to philosophical discussion). And for crying out loud, these nasty critics should learn to relax a little and have a good time with a very "novel" novel. Gads, what snobbery.Read the book and enjoy it for the ride it gives. It's much better than the average schlop that's flooding the market.


Como introduccion a la filosofia no hay mejor libro que este;con un argumento rico en datos historicos,narra la historia de una puber que va descubriendo con ayuda de su padre el sentido de su vida,mediante razonamientos filosoficos aplicados en una historia paralela en la que ella es la protagonista,ideal para quienes gustan de libros instrucctivos,faciles de leer y sobretodo con profundo mensaje.

Sofie Welt ist toll!

This is a great book in german. It is difficult to read tough
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