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30 years since “Sophie’s World” – the author’s first essay “To the Sophies of the future: The philosophy of living” will be released on July 10th and is now accepting pre-orders

30 years since “Sophie’s World” – the author’s first essay “To the Sophies of the future: The philosophy of living” will be released on July 10th and is now accepting pre-orders

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Press release: July 2, 2024
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30 years since “Sophie’s World” – the author’s first essay “To the Sophies of the future: The philosophy of living” will be released on July 10th and is now accepting pre-orders
*Know the world through philosophy. –What we can do while living in the present*
* Author of the worldwide best-selling philosophical novel “Sophie’s World” Jostein Gorder’s first autobiographical philosophical essay, speaking to everyone living on this planet now, “To the Sophies of the future.”
“The Philosophy of Living” will be released by NHK Publishing on July 10th. * A “philosophizing mind” is born before adulthood

“Why was I born?” “What am I living for?” “One day…I will die.” Everyone thinks about this at least once. And at a relatively early stage in life. It can be said to be the first step in
philosophy.
This book is * the first autobiographical essay by Jostein Gorder, author of the worldwide best-selling philosophical novel “Sophie’s World” *. *
“Sophie’s World” was featured in the “Secret of Long-Sellers” segment of NHK’s “Asaichi” broadcast on June 27th, and it is once again attracting attention. *

Gorder, who grew up in the rich natural environment of Norway, had a shocking experience in the forest as a child that made him realize that while he was a part of nature, he was also part of the world itself. The boy, who was awakened to the mystery of life, has been thinking about “existence” ever since.
This book was written by him in the form of a letter addressed to his grandchildren, looking back on his life. Unconsciously*
Important philosophical issues that were left out in “Sophie’s World” are also revealed for the first time in this book.
For the sake of future Sophies, what we need now is above all else to philosophize about life*
, says the author. In his unique writing style, he speaks to his six grandchildren about the natural environment, thoughts, aging, love, life and death…he explores a wide range of themes scientifically and easily, and thinks about the most important questions for humanity, giving hints on how to live life. will give you. Before you become an adult who accepts everything for granted, why not take a journey through your thoughts with Goldel?
This is *a message sent to all people living in modern times*. Bookbinding: Akane Sakagawa / Illustration: Toshiyuki Fukuda Do you continue to be surprised by your own existence?
“For the first time in my life, I understood that I was going to die someday. That was the price I paid for being in this world… So I asked adults, ‘Why are we still alive?’ Isn’t it strange that something exists at all?”However, adults seemed to think that the world was completely normal. I know that adults are wrong…I have decided that I will never become an adult who accepts this world as normal.
Excerpt from the main text (partially edited)
Commemorating publication! The full text of the book “Chapter 1: Magical Land” is now available online
Read “Chapter 1 Magical Land” NHK Publishing Digital Magazine
table of contents
Introduction
Chapter 1 Magical Land
Chapter 2 Ladybug
Chapter 3: The man who reads minds
Chapter 4 My grandfather
Chapter 5 Parapsychology
Chapter 6 Paranormal Phenomena
Chapter 7 Planet Earth
Chapter 8 Chronometer
Chapter 9 Time and Space
Chapter 10 Geological Period
Chapter 11 Radio Signal
Chapter 12 Sustainability of the Earth
Chapter 13 Optical fossils
Chapter 14 Ratatosk
Chapter 15 Orthopedic surgeons and astronauts
Chapter 16 Nine Brains
Chapter 17: Questions to ask now
Chapter 18 Twilight
Translator’s afterword
Author information
(C)Celina Øier
Jostein Gaarder
Born in Oslo, Norway in 1952. He published his works while teaching philosophy and history of ideas at a high school in Bergen. Later, he devoted himself to writing. The worldwide best-selling philosophical historical novel “Sophie’s World” (NHK Publishing)
(1995) has been translated into 67 languages ​​as of 2024. This book is the author’s first essay.
Product information
To the future Sophies: Philosophy of “living”
Author: Jostein Gorder
Translation: Satomi Shibata
Publisher: NHK Publishing
Release date: July 10, 2024
List price: 1,980 yen (tax included)
Format: 46-size hardcover
Number of pages: 208 pages
ISBN:978-4-14-081968-5
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NHK Publishing * Re-attention has been drawn on NHK’s “Asaichi”, and a “new edition” reprint has also been decided! *
New Edition Sophie’s World Volume 1: A Mysterious Letter from a Philosopher Author: Jostein Gorder
Supervision: Akira Suda Translation: Kayoko Ikeda
Publisher: NHK Publishing
Release date: May 28, 2011
List price: 1,100 yen (tax included)
Format: 46-sized paperback
Number of pages: 372 pages
ISBN:978-4-14-081478-9
https://www.nhk-book.co.jp/detail/000000814782011.html
New Edition Sophie’s World Part 2 A Mysterious Letter from a Philosopher Author: Jostein Gorder
Supervision: Akira Suda Translation: Kayoko Ikeda
Publisher: NHK Publishing
Release date: May 28, 2011
List price: 1,100 yen (tax included)
Format: 46-sized paperback
Number of pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 978-4-14-081479-6
https://www.nhk-book.co.jp/detail/000000814792011.html
* “Sophie’s World” comics are also on sale now! *
Graphic version Sophie’s World (Part 1) A mysterious letter from a philosopher Original work: Jostein Gorder
Screenplay: Vincent Zabus
Illustration: Nicoby
Japanese version supervision: Akira Suda / Translation: Tomoko Yamamoto Publisher: NHK Publishing
List price: 2,640 yen (tax included)
Release date: May 21, 2024
Format: * B5 size * Average size
Number of pages: 264 pages (all color)
ISBN:978-4-14-081961-6
◆ Amazon
◆ Rakuten Books
◆ NHK Publishing EC site

Graphic version of Sophie’s world (bottom) A mysterious letter from a philosopher
Original work: Jostein Gorder
Screenplay: Vincent Zabus
Illustration: Nicoby
Japanese supervision: Akira Suda / Translation: Tomoko Yamamoto Publisher: NHK Publishing
List price: 2,640 yen (tax included)
Release date: May 21, 2024
Format: * B5 size * Average size
Number of pages: 264 pages (all color)
ISBN:978-4-14-081962-3
◆ Amazon
◆ Rakuten Books
◆ NHK Publishing EC site

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Supervision: Akira Suda / Translation: Kayoko Ikeda
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Format: 46-size hardcover
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