Afterwards, she receives a packet of papers, part of a course in philosophy. He teaches Sophie about the Enlightenment and its humane values and about Kant and his unification of empiricist and rationalist thought.
Urgently, he teaches her about Descartes, who doubted, and by doing so knew at least that he could doubt. Alberto teaches Sophie about the ancient myths that people had in the days before they tried to come up with natural explanations for the processes in the world.
She learns about Plato and his world of ideas and then about Aristotle, who critiqued Plato, classified much of the natural world, and founded logic and our theory of concepts.
Having finished the book, Hilde decides to help Sophie and Alberto get revenge on her father. Alberto first tells Sophie that philosophy is extremely relevant to life and that if Sophies world by jostein gaarder do not question and ponder our very existence we are not really living.
Then she learns about the natural philosophers who were concerned with change. Then Alberto sends her a video that shows him in present day Athens and somehow he seems to go back in time to ancient Athens. Alberto informs everyone that their world is fictional but the guests react with rage, believing him to be instilling dangerous values in the children.
He becomes increasingly paranoid as he wonders how Hilde is pulling the trick off. She learns about St. Sophie wants to try to interfere in the world of Hilde and her father, and at the end of the book she is learning how to do so.
Sophie wishes to ride in the rowboat but Alberto reminds her that as they are not real people, they cannot manipulate objects.
Hilde learns that when she looks at the stars she is actually seeing into the past. Strange things are happening that the girls cannot figure out. He sends her packages via his dog Hermes.
She begins to read and is enthralled. She finds many more postcards to Hilde, and some of them are even dated on June 15, the day of Sophie will turn She does not know what is happening but she is sure that Hilde and the philosophy course must somehow be connected.
Hilde becomes certain that Sophie exists, that she is not just a character in a book.
She learns about Socrates, who was wise enough to know that he knew nothing. The party soon begins to follow into chaos as Albert Knag lords his control over the world, causing the guests to react with indifference to extraordinary occurrences.
In addition to this, Sophie and Alberto receive postcards addressed to a girl named Hilde from a man named Albert Knag.Jostein Gaarder is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories and children's books. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world/5(K).
Sophie's World (Norwegian: Sofies verden) is a novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder.
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