A Novel about the History of Philosophy


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   Order Code: HRH369    ISBN : 9780374530716
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A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought.

One day 14-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher, covering Socrates to Sartre. She also receives letters addressed to another girl, Hilde. To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning-but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.

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