Study Questions and Essay Topics
Compare and contrast Sophie and Hilde.
Take two philosophers from different time periods and discuss the ways in which their historical context played a role in their philosophy.
"She decided that philosophy was not something you can learn; but perhaps you can learn to think philosophically." Sophie thinks this at the end of the chapter on the natural philosophers. Do you agree with the above statement? Why or why not?
Suggested Essay Topics
Who is the hero of Sophie's World? Defend your selection against at least two other possible characters.
Which of the philosophical questions raised in the book is the most compelling? What makes it more interesting or crucial than the others?
What is the role of Mrs. Amundsen in Sophie's World?
Take any of the philosophers from the book and describe how their philosophy is personally relevant.
What is the role of irony in Sophie's World? Refer to both Socratic irony and romantic irony.
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