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The Philosopher and the Wolf by Mark Rowlands
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Jul 02, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: absolute-favorites, animal-related, non-fiction
Read in June, 2009

Neither a book of philosophy, nor a book on Wolf ethology, this book is unique and breathtaking. An account of a philosophy professor who acquired a wolf cub (not that I agree with this decision, but I don't agree with what Hitler did either - there are still things we learned, though) and his travels, journeys, trials and tribulations. A book on what the author learned about humans, from a wolf. Beautiful read. A lot to learn about canids, as well as humans and philosophy within these pages. Thought-provoking. Inspiring. Intelligent. At times wordy and lecture-y, but what can you expect from a philosophy academic/professor!

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