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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
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Apr 29, 2012

it was amazing
Read in September, 2012

It's a marvelous introduction to philosophy .. A story within a story!
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Jostein Gaarder
“Wisest is she who knows she does not know.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder
“So now you must choose... Are you a child who has not yet become world-weary? Or are you a philosopher who will vow never to become so? To children, the world and everything in it is new, something that gives rise to astonishment. It is not like that for adults. Most adults accept the world as a matter of course. This is precisely where philosophers are a notable exception. A philosopher never gets quite used to the world. To him or her, the world continues to seem a bit unreasonable - bewildering, even enigmatic. Philosophers and small children thus have an important faculty in common. The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder…”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder
“... the only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder...”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder
“A Russian astronaut and a Russian brain surgeon were once discussing religion. The brain surgeon was a Christian but the astronaut was not. The astronaut said, 'I've been out in space many times but I've never seen God or angels.' And the brain surgeon said, 'And I've operated on many clever brains but I've never seen a single thought.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World


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