The Philosopher and the Wolf by Mark Rowlands
Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

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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.
 

About Mark Rowlands

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Mark Rowlands is the author of The Philosopher and the Wolf , which was translated into fifteen languages. He is a Professor of Philosophy and the University of Miami.
 
Published December 15, 2010 by Pegasus. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The author’s presentation of difficult philosophical concepts and of more general human experience is keen and readable, though his insights are often profoundly misanthropic.

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If your hackles rise when people talk about their pets as if they were human, a book about an 11-year friendship between a young man and the wolf he bought while lecturing in philosophy at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, might seem unappealing.

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A masterful evocation and definition of existence from a philosopher on the rise.

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The Independent

For more than a decade, Brenin was the author's companion at home and work (he would doze in a corner of lecture theatres where Rowlands worked as professor).

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He writes a book about animal rights, but anyone who would question .

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