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Enlightening...perfect Philosophy for Beginners!,
This review is from: Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy (Paperback)
If you are interested in philosophy but don't know where to start, then this book is essential reading. The book is a chronological history of philosophy for beginners - and though the subject matter is presented in a format of a novel of a young girl meeting a mysterious man who opens up the world of philosophy to her mind, the great cause of this book is to weave together how mankind has sought to make sense of it's place in this sometimes wondrous, sometimes perplexing and sometimes tragic existence we call life. Don't be put off by the novel's pretext - this book provides a great overview of the history of philosophical thought.