Mark Rowlands


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in Newport
January 01, 1962

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Mark Rowlands was born in Newport, Wales and began his undergraduate degree at Manchester University in engineering before changing to philosophy. He took his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University and has held various academic positions in philosophy in universities in Britain, Ireland and the US.

His best known work is the book The Philosopher and the Wolf about a decade of his life he spent living and travelling with a wolf. As The Guardian described it in its review, "it is perhaps best described as the autobiography of an idea, or rather a set of related ideas, about the relationship between human and non-human animals." Reviews were very positive, the Financial Times said it was "a remarkable portrait of the bond that can exist
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I, and the rest of my family, had a brilliant time @HTLGIFestival - the annual festival of philosophy and music held at Hay-on-Wye. It's great to see the festival growing every year, despite some uncooperative weather this time around. And I was delighted to see so many faces from last year. Hope to see y'all next time.   

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Running with the Pack

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Everything I Know I Learned...

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Animals Like Us

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“In the end, it is our defiance that redeems us. If wolves had a religion – if there was a religion of the wolf – that it is what it would tell us.”
Mark Rowlands, The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

“What is best about our lives -the moments when we are, as we would put it, at our happiest- is both pleasant and deeply unpleasant. Happiness is not a feeling; it is a way of being. If we focus on the feelings, we will miss the point.”
Mark Rowlands, The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

“Civilization is only possible for deeply unpleasant animals. It is only an ape that can be truly civilized.”
Mark Rowlands, The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

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