The Philosopher and the Wolf

The Philosopher and the Wolf

Lessons From the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

Book - 2009
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This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his well-traveled wolf. After acquiring Brenin as a cub, it quickly became apparent that Breinin was never to be left alone, as the consequences to Mark's house and its contents were dire. As a result, Brenin and Mark went everywhere together--from classroom lecture to Ireland, England, and France. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death. By turns funny (what do you do when your wolf eats your air-conditioning unit?) and poignant, this life-affirming book will make you reappraise what it means to be human.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2009
Characteristics: x, 246 p. : port. ; 22 cm
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605980331
Call Number: 128 ROWLANDS


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Dec 07, 2017

A fascinating read providing insight to the lives of wolves and what living with one would be like as well as deep philosophical and thought provoking ideas regarding the meaning of existence. Rowlands makes a strong distinction between apes and wolves, the basis their “societies” are built on and the importance of determining what is the fundamental essence of a well lived life.

Sep 04, 2014

An easy but intensely thoughtful read with true to life applications. Very enjoyable and thoroughly thought provoking.


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