内容简介

Ex-philosophy teacher Jostein Gaarder & Albert Knos stimulate 15 year old Sophie to ask those fundamental questions which have exercised the imaginations of Children Phiolosophers since the dawn of civilisation.

《苏菲的世界(Sophie's world)》以小说的形式,通过一名哲学导师向一个叫苏菲的女孩传授哲学知识的经过,揭示了西方哲学史发展的历程。由前苏格拉底时代到萨特,以及亚里士多德、笛卡儿、黑格尔等人的思想都通过作者生动的笔触跃然纸上,并配以当时的历史背景加以解释,引人入胜。评论家认为,对于那些从未读过哲学课程的人而言此书是最为合适的入门书,而对于那些以往读过一些哲学而已忘得一干二净的人士,也可起到温故知新的作用。

作者简介

Jostein Gaarder is the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries. He was born in Oslo in 1952 and lives there now with his wife and two sons.

  乔斯坦·贾德(Jostein Gaarder),是一位挪威世界级的作家,公元1952年8月8日出生于挪威首都奥斯陆,大学时主修哲学、神学以及文学,并于奥斯陆大学得斯堪那维亚文学系挪威文组的学位,曾担任文学与哲学教师,自1986年出版第一本创作以来,已成为当代最重要的北欧作家。其后10年在芬兰教授哲学,于1991年他成为一位全职作家。1991年《苏菲的世界》出版后,成为挪威、丹麦、瑞典和德国的畅销书,销量达到300万册。目前,已有30多个国家购买了该书的版权。   
  乔斯坦·贾德擅长以对话形式述说故事,能将高深的哲理以简洁、明快的笔调融入小说情境,他最著名的小说《苏菲的世界》享誉全球,被翻译为四十多种语言,全球销售量超过三亿册。

精彩书评

"Fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen finds two questions in her mailbox: 'Who are you?' and 'Where does the world come from?'. This lights a blaze of curiosity in her brain. She soon becomes involved in a tour through Western philosophy guided by a mysterious mentor, Alberto Knox. Originally intending to write a school book for young people, Norwegian philosophy teacher Jostein Gaarder found himself creating a fantasy whereby Sophie and Alberto begin to doubt their own material existence. Why does Sophie receive letters addressed to a girl called Hilde? Woven into an admirably accessible short history of Western philosophy is a mystery story about Sophie, a lively schoolgirl and Hilde, her alter ego. The result is a remarkable book with overtones of Lewis Carroll and Tom Stoppard, which headed bestseller lists around the world." 
--Kirkus UK

"What if we were all just characters from a book written by Major Albert Knag as a philosophical present for his daughter Hilde's 15th birthday? This is the question that Sophie Amundsen must ask as she tackles the history of philosophy in what begins as a personalized correspondence course for which she never signed up. Coming home from school one day, Sophie finds questions in her mailbox, followed by typewritten pages about philosophy. She also gets strange birthday cards apparently intended for a Hilde Moller Knag in Lillesand, whom she has never met. Through these unusual circumstances, Sophie embarks on the study of philosophy with Alberto Knox - a middle-aged mystery man in a beret - only to discover that she is nothing more than the fictional heroine of a novel (called Sophie's World) about the history of philosophy. Hilde, on the other hand, whom we meet halfway through the book, appears to be a real girl whose father has written a novel entitled Sophie's World. She in turn learns about philosophy by reading about Sophie's study of philosophy, never suspecting that she is merely a character in a book - Sophie's World - written by a philosophy teacher named Jostein Gaarder to teach teenagers the beauty of philosophical discourse. In this long, self-referential novel (to use the word loosely), Gaarder presents philosophy in a clear, cogent way, using Sophie's and Hilde's experiences to illustrate his points. The reader who is expecting something other than a creative textbook, however, will be disappointed. Maybe Gaarder can fool Norwegian youths into learning philosophy, but savvy American kids won't be so easily hoodwinked." 
--Kirkus Reviews