Sophie’s World

Book review by Waqas Ahmed

Book name: Sophie’s  world

Books always have ruled over the World. It is the finest collect of civilized nation. Unfortunately our people are seriously unaware of the pleasure of books. This pleasure can lead to the wonderful world which could not be expresses in words at all. I had the pleasure to read a philosophical book which is really tremendous. I had knew what a book contributes to its reader. The author has picked my hand and made me flying over the world of love and affectation; the world which has wisdom and intellect.

“Sophie’s world”, a book written by Justen Gardner, based on philosophy. A Norwegian writer has published his book in 1991. This book has won   Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1994. In this book writer has used an easy way to describe philosophy. The author has used impressive and interesting techniques to deliver his views to make one understand the philosophy. He has put some characters to make it easy to understand and Sophie is one them. Sophie is a 14 years old she  girl who played a massive role in understanding philosophy. She receives some letters in the mail box out of her home, inside which she finds some interesting but puzzled questions that compel her to think more and more. She receives these letters from a middle aged man Alberto Knox.  She discusses various philosophers and their ideas and logic with her teacher. That debate had disclosed many aspects regarding philosophy.

This book encourages one to think about the existence of various things, present in this World.

I would suggest this book to every student who wants to rise as a master in understanding philosophy, specially the students of political science, as the most famous philosopher like Socrates, Karl Marx and many others have been discussed in this book. Besides pleasure this book can enhance critical thinking, analysis and deep insights. It is quite interesting that in Norway philosophy is a compulsory subject in High Schools.

The writer holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science.

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