The book is particularly useful to anyone at an impressionable age – about the best gift one can give to any budding youth. See all Editorial Reviews. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The party soon begins to follow into chaos as Albert Knag lords his control over the world, causing the guests to react with indifference to extraordinary occurrences. Description The international bestseller about life, the universe and everything. This article needs additional citations for verification. It was not widely released outside of Norway.

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IF I am allowed to suggest only one book to my son on his 15th birthday, most likely this will be the one. Jostien goes many layers deeper into the very nature of reality itself rather than mindlessly writing sophies world by jostein gaarder every philosophical movement since Socrates. This is precisely where philosophers are a notable exception. It was not widely released outside of Norway.


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Product details File Size: Suddenly you see a small spaceship on the path in front of you. The trick is performed on Midsummer ‘s Eve, during a “philosophical garden party” that Sophie and her mother arranged to celebrate Sophie’s fifteenth birthday. To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. Neither can you know whether a person loves you.

These take the form of long pages of text, and, later, monologues from Alberto.

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It made me change the way I think. Most adults accept the world as a matter of course. But you might stumble upon yourself one day. Everyone should take philosophy in some form. We can see it sparkle in a sunflower or a poppy.

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The astronaut said, ‘I’ve been out in space many times but I’ve never seen God qorld angels. And the book should not be for the teenagers trying to learn their first lessons on various strands of philosophy. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Philosophers and small children thus have an important faculty in common. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


He lives in Oslo with his family. I have read different books on philosophy and I find most books dry and devoid of the soulfulness that should accompany this subject.

Omission of details are often jarring when beyond a point the summaries of various views sound quite similar to many others. Looking for beautiful books? This long, dense novel, a bestseller in the author’s native Norway, offers a garder history of philosophy embedded in a philosophical mystery disguised as a children’s book–but only sophisticated young adults would be remotely interested.

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