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sophie's world?

Postby ma-ri-a » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 9:25 pm

interesting topic...

have u read sophie's world?

nice book btw.


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Re: sophie's world?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:10 pm

ma-ri-a wrote:interesting topic...

have u read sophie's world?

nice book btw.


mary


Mary,

It's good of you to join the thread. I was hoping that you would expound on the book a little bit if you do not mind. I haven't read it. What did you get out of the book? How has it changed or reinforced your thinking in relation to the current thread?

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Sophie's World (Sofies verden in Norway) is a novel by Jostein Gaarder, published in 1995. It was originally written in Norwegian, but has since been translated into English and many other languages.

Mostly consisting of dialogues between the titular Sophie Amundsen and a mysterious man named Alberto Knox, interwoven with an increasingly bizarre and mysterious plot, it acts as both a novel and a basic guide to philosophy. In 1999 it was adapted into a Norwegian movie; however, it was not widely released worldwide.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:19 pm

welcome mary!

SMS, the book is definitely worth a read. hard to summarise as it addresses some of the key questions in philosophy in an entertaining story that the layman can follow, unlike mind-boggling philosophy texts.

his other books are quite good too but i think sophie's world was a masterpiece.


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