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 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.
Publisher: London : Granta Books, 2009, c2008.
ISBN: 9781847081025
Characteristics: x, 246 p. : ill.


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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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