Text: Dominika Stadnicka-Strzembosz

Illustrations: Marcin Strzembosz



102 pages


25 x 17.5 cm




How is it that something is? Does anyone know? Because opinions are divided from the beginning.

Meaning different, that’s the trouble with them. Not only in this case by the way.

If you think about it, why it rather is than not?

And that it’s something rather than nothing? Also interesting.

Well, and if it is at all, then what is it like? Has anyone ever thought about it?

That’s exactly the right task for the characters of this book. For the first Greek philosophers, simply.

Tales faced it, even though he was so distracted that the maid laughed at him.

And Anaximander, who understood that the beginning of everything can’t have any beginning by itself.

Also, Heraclitus, when he did not manage, even once, to step twice into the same river. What else could he do, but agree that such is the nature of phenomena?

And Pythagoras saw that everything is fine because the world can be explained mathematically.

Parmenides even talked to a goddess on these intricate subjects.

However, he had argued with Democritus about what it was like. Well, the neighbours said he was extremely meticulous in many matters.

So, how is it finally? Is there one possible solution? Of course, and that is – the world is fascinating! And it doesn’t matter that there can be so many different answers. The most important thing is that there are questions. There is a surprisingly wide horizon around the adventure of thinking. And its line moves constantly, revealing new subtle views to the questioner. It’s enough to start, and then… This is called – PHILOSOPHY.