Published: September 01, 1994
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
“The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder.”
One day when Sophie comes home from school, she finds two questions in her mail: Who are you? and Where does the world come from? Before she knows it, she is pondering all the great questions of Western Philosophy (from the Greeks to Kant, to Marx and Freud) with a mysterious mentor. But Sophie is also receiving a second batch of equally unusual letters. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up in Sophie’s world? To solve this riddle, Sophie uses for new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined.
Sophie’s World is a mystery that unravels and demystifies the history of philosophy. This unorthodox novel will reawaken everyone’s sense of wonder and curiosity about the meaning of life.