Sophie's World


The history of western philosophy could be said to be a framework in which our institutions have been shaped. 




Sophie's World is a famous book for teenagers that describes the history of western philosophy in a very accessible way.  It was made into a film, but unfortunately we couldn't find it all ... but here are a trailer & bits

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What is Philosophy?

A five-minute introduction to what philosophy is all about, how it is different from science, religion and mysticism, and why it matters to all of us.



History of Western Philosophy


Not for the pompous, or academically pedantic: a response to a challenge. Namely: "Bet you can't summarize Betrand Russell's popular intro to western thought in under 4 minutes (somewhat in the style of Tom Lehrer)."



Sophie's World (Sofies verden in the original Norwegian) is a novel by Jostein Gaarder, published in 1991. 

It was originally written in Norwegian, but has since been translated into English (1995) and many other languages. 

It sold more than 30 million copies and is one of the most successful Norwegian novels outside of Norway. 

The book has been adapted into a film and a CD-ROM game.

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