Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781466804272

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-07-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780297864073

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The international bestseller about life, the universe and everything. When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 403
Release: 1994
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780374266424

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Finding two thought-inducing philosophical questions in her mailbox, Sophie enrolls in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher, and begins receiving some equally strange letters. 25,000 first printing.

The Solitaire Mystery

The Solitaire Mystery
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2003-11-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781466804555

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The story of a boy and his father on a car trip through Europe, searching for the boy's mother, who left many years ago to find herself. Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck -- The Solitaire Mystery subtly weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history.

Tsawalk

Tsawalk
Author: E. Richard Atleo
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2007-10-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780774850841

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In Tsawalk, hereditary chief Umeek develops a theory of "Tsawalk," meaning "one," that views the nature of existence as an integrated and orderly whole, and thereby recognizes the intrinsic relationship between the physical and spiritual. Umeek demonstrates how Tsawalk provides a viable theoretical alternative that both complements and expands the view of reality presented by Western science. Tsawalk, he argues, allows both Western and indigenous views to be combined in order to advance our understanding of the universe. In addition, he shows how various fundamental aspects of Nuu-chah-nulth society are based upon Tsawalk, and what implications it has today for both Native and non-Native peoples.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Phoenix (USA)
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1996
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1857995872

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What Does It All Mean

What Does It All Mean
Author: Thomas Nagel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1987-10-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780199763085

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In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about its questions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possible solutions to nine problems--knowledge of the world beyond our minds, knowledge of other minds, the mind-body problem, free will, the basis of morality, right and wrong, the nature of death, the meaning of life, and the meaning of words. Although he states his own opinions clearly, Nagel leaves these fundamental questions open, allowing students to entertain other solutions and encouraging them to think for themselves.

Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult

Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult
Author: Garrett J. DeWeese,J. P. Moreland
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2009-09-20
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830876501

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From time to time we all face life's big questions . . . What is real? How do we know what we know? What is right? Who or what am I? How should we view science and its claims? And as we wrestle with these issues, we may even find ourselves thinking, Perhaps what I need is a good dose of philosophy. It's a shame philosophy is so difficult. Garrett DeWeese and J. P. Moreland understand this frustration and in this book offer help to make philosophy at least slightly less difficult. In straightforward language with everyday examples, they explain the basics needed to understand philosophical concepts and thus bring clarity to discussions of life's big questions. Students, pastors, campus workers and ordinary Christians will all benefit from this user-friendly guide.