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

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Pegasus Books, Dec 15, 2010 - Nature - 256 pages

The charming and poignant story of the relationship between a philosophy professor and his pet wolf.

Mark Rowlands was a young philosophy professor, rootless and searching for life’s greater meaning. Shortly after arriving at the University of Alabama, he noticed a classified ad in the local paper advertising wolf cubs for sale, and decided he had to investigate, if only out of curiosity. It was love at first sight, and the bond that grew between philosopher and wolf reaffirms for us the incredible relationships that exist between man and animal.

When Mark welcomed his new companion, Brenin, into his home, but more than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands both as a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, death, and the true meaning of companionship.
 

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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

Contents

The Clearing
Brotherwolf
Distinctly Uncivilized
Beautyand theBeast 5 The Deceiver
The Pursuit of Happiness and Rabbits
A Season in Hell
Times Arrow
The Religion of the Wolf
Index
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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Mark Rowlands is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami and the author of The Philosopher and the Wolf. His books have been translated into fifteen languages.

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