The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness

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Granta Books, 2009 - Biography - 246 pages
This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. 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.

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

A clear mind and an inspiring life. I'm glad there are people (and wolves) out there like that and I wish he had been one of my philosophy tutors..... even while I wonder if I would have been happy to ... Read full review

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User Review  - diovival - LibraryThing

The best thing about this book had nothing to do with the author's contribution. I was visiting with a friend's family in Ireland and her stepdad was nice enough to let me borrow his copy. I could see ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Mark Rowlands is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. See also and his blog

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