The Philosopher and the Wolf

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1605981338
  • 9781605981338
  • 46,967

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One of the most intense reading experiences of my life. It is a profound and beautiful book.--Jeffrey Masson, author of When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
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