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The Philosopher And The Wolf

Lessons From The Wild On Love, Death And Happiness
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Granta Publications
 | 
April, 2018
ISBN:
9781783784578
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'This moving account of the life [Rowlands] lived with an adopted wolf will be recognized as a seminal work of philosophy that forces us to re-evaluate our view of the human animal' John Gray, author of Straw Dogs
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 classic of popular philosophy will make you reappraise what it means to be human.

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