The Philosopher and the Wolf

The Philosopher and the Wolf

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This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 32mm | 399.16g
  • GRANTA BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847080596
  • 9781847080592
  • 269,976

Review quote

"* 'The Philosopher and the Wolf has been one of the most intense reading experiences of my life. There is hardly a sentence in the book that did not engage me, stop me, make me think. It is a profound and beautiful book' - Jeffrey Masson * 'Mark Rowlands has given us that rarest of things - a book that takes the reader beyond the human world, while exploring the deepest human emotions. This moving account of the life he lived with an adopted wolf will be recognised as a seminal work of philosophy that forces us to re-evaluate our view of the human animal' - John Gray * 'An absolute stunner of a book. Impossible not to be moved by the painfully personal narrative and the depth of reflection. Just enthralling and unputdownable.' - Professor Andrew Linzey, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics * 'The Philosopher and the Wolf is a wonderful book. It's rare that a professor lets his hair down and weaves sentiment, heart, and love into deeper and supposedly more objective academic issues. Mark Rowlands does just this and I will be sharing his book widely.' - Marc Bekoff, author of Animals Matter"show more

About Mark Rowlands

Mark Rowland is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. See also www.markrowlandsauthor.com and his blog www.secularphilosophy.comshow more

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1,584 ratings
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5 42% (672)
4 36% (564)
3 16% (259)
2 4% (69)
1 1% (20)
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