The Philosopher and the Wolf

The Philosopher and the Wolf

'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

Author: Mark Rowlands

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ISBN: 1783784571

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 246

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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
Categories: Human-animal relationships

The Philosopher and the Wolf

The Philosopher and the Wolf

The charming and poignant story of the relationship between a philosophy professor and his pet wolf. Mark Rowlands was a young philosophy professor, rootless and searching for life’s greater meaning.

Author: Mark Rowlands

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781639361120

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The charming and poignant story of the relationship between a philosophy professor and his pet wolf. 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. Mark welcomed his new companion, Brenin, into his home. 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.
Categories: Nature

The Philosopher At The End Of The Universe

The Philosopher At The End Of The Universe

' Keanu Reeves on The Matrix The Philosopher at the End of the Universe allows anyone to understand basic philosophical concepts from the comfort of their armchair, through the plots and characters of spectacular blockbusting science ...

Author: Mark Rowlands

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448116676

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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'It's Schopenhauer and the will. It's Plato, it's Hume, Baudrillard and the concept of the Nietzschean superman!' Keanu Reeves on The Matrix The Philosopher at the End of the Universe allows anyone to understand basic philosophical concepts from the comfort of their armchair, through the plots and characters of spectacular blockbusting science-fiction movies. Learn about: The Nature of Reality from The Matrix; Good and Evil from Star Wars; Morality from Aliens; Personal Identity from Total Recall; The Mind-Body Dilemma from Terminator; Free Will from Minority Report; Death and the Meaning of Life from Blade Runner; and much more. As someone once said, things must be said and knowledge known, and the cast list assembled to tell us does not disappoint: Tom Cruise, Plato, Harrison Ford, Immanuel Kant, Sigourney Weaver, Friedrich Nietzsche, Keanu Reeves and Rene Descartes. From characters in the biggest films (with lots of explosions and bad language) to Ludwig Wittgenstein (no explosions and too much language in general), hear all the arguments. I think, therefore... I'll be back!
Categories: Philosophy

African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered

African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered

While readingMark Rowlands's (2008) engrossing, thoughtful and moving book, The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the ... This moving account of a life he livedwith anadoptedwolf foregrounds his philosophical views on cosmopolitan ...

Author: Yusef Waghid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135969691

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Much of the literature on the African philosophy of education juxtaposes two philosophical strands as mutually exclusive entities; traditional ethnophilosophy on the one hand, and ‘scientific’ African philosophy on the other. While traditional ethnophilosophy is associated with the cultural artefacts, narratives, folklore and music of Africa’s people, ‘scientific’ African philosophy is primarily concerned with the explanations, interpretations and justifications of African thought and practice along the lines of critical and transformative reasoning. These two alternative strands of African philosophy invariably impact understandings of education in different ways: education constituted by cultural action is perceived to be mutually independent from education constituted by reasoned action. Yusef Waghid argues for an African philosophy of education guided by communitarian, reasonable and culture dependent action in order to bridge the conceptual and practical divide between African ethnophilosophy and ‘scientific’ African philosophy. Unlike those who argue that African philosophy of education cannot exist because it does not invoke reason, or that reasoned African philosophy of education is just not possible, Waghid suggests an African philosophy of education constituted by reasoned, culture-dependent action. This book provides an African philosophy aimed at developing a conception of education that can contribute towards imagination, deliberation, and responsibility - actions that can help to enhance justice in educative relations, both in Africa and throughout the world. This book will be essential reading for researchers and academics in the field of the philosophy of education, especially those wanting to learn from the African tradition.
Categories: Education

Can Animals Be Moral

Can Animals Be Moral

In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question--ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin--and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling.

Author: Mark Rowlands

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190240301

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

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From eye-witness accounts of elephants apparently mourning the death of family members to an experiment that showed that hungry rhesus monkeys would not take food if doing so gave another monkey an electric shock, there is much evidence of animals displaying what seem to be moral feelings. But despite such suggestive evidence, philosophers steadfastly deny that animals can act morally, and for reasons that virtually everyone has found convincing. In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question--ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin--and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling. The basic argument against moral behavior in animals is that humans have capabilities that animals lack. We can reflect on our motivations, formulate abstract principles that allow that allow us to judge right from wrong. For an actor to be moral, he or she must be able scrutinize their motivations and actions. No animal can do these things--no animal is moral. Rowland naturally agrees that humans possess a moral consciousness that no animal can rival, but he argues that it is not necessary for an individual to have the ability to reflect on his or her motives to be moral. Animals can't do all that we can do, but they can act on the basis of some moral reasons--basic moral reasons involving concern for others. And when they do this, they are doing just what we do when we act on the basis of these reasons: They are acting morally.
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy of the Beats

The Philosophy of the Beats

... the requirement of the philosopher critic is to resist the need for the edge, or the finished line, or the finish line in the painting or the poem or the essay. However, di Prima does not title her book “she-wolf.

Author: Sharin N. Elkholy

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140582

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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The phrase "beat generation" -- introduced by Jack Kerouac in 1948 -- characterized the underground, nonconformist youths who gathered in New York City at that time. Together, these writers, artists, and activists created an inimitably American cultural phenomenon that would have a global influence. In their constant search for meaning, the Beats struggled with anxiety, alienation, and their role as the pioneers of the cultural revolution of the 1960s. The Philosophy of the Beats explores the enduring literary, cultural, and philosophical contributions of the Beats in a variety of contexts. Editor Sharin N. Elkholy has gathered leading scholars in Beat studies and philosophy to analyze the cultural, literary, and biographical aspects of the movement, including the drug experience in the works of Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, feminism and the Beat heroine in Diane Di Prima's writings, Gary Snyder's environmental ethics, and the issue of self in Bob Kaufman's poetry. The Philosophy of the Beats provides a thorough and compelling analysis of the philosophical underpinnings that defined the beat generation and their unique place in modern American culture.
Categories: Philosophy

Running with the Pack

Running with the Pack

This is a highly original and moving book that will make the philosophically inclined want to run, and those who love running become intoxicated by philosophical ideas.

Author: Mark Rowlands

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847085566

Category: Sports & Recreation

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'Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past twenty years has been done while running.' Mark Rowlands has run for most of his life. He has also been a professional philosopher. And for him the two - running and philosophising - are inextricably connected. In Running with the Pack he tells us about the most significant runs of his life: from the entire day he spent running as a boy in Wales, to the runs along French beaches and up Irish mountains with his beloved wolf Brenin, and through Florida swamps more recently with his dog Nina. Woven throughout the book are profound meditations on mortality, middle age and the meaning of life. This is a highly original and moving book that will make the philosophically inclined want to run, and those who love running become intoxicated by philosophical ideas.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Serpent Grail The Truth Behind The Holy Grail The Philosopher s Stone and The Elixir of Life

The Serpent Grail   The Truth Behind The Holy Grail  The Philosopher s Stone and The Elixir of Life

wolf, both of which are situated on the left. The shaman is usually depicted with a dog or wolf as his companion, and this image has been drawn in the sky as the constellation of Orion (the shaman) and Canis Major (the dog).

Author: Philip Gardiner

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780282411

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Philip Gardiner and Gary Osborn trace the extraordinary influence of the snake cult which was prevalent all over the world in ancient times. They demonstrate how a central rite in which snake venom was mixed with snake blood in a ceremonial mixing bowl, which came to be called "the grail", produced a healing elixir which formed the basis of myriad religious and symbolic rituals, including the Christian Eucharist. These rituals operated on a number of levels. On a physical level, the powerful healing properties of this elixir, which is now proven by modern science to enhance t-cell replication, was in fact the basis of the "Elixir of Life". But there is a deeper level for the symbolism of these rituals which can be found in all the great mystery traditions of the world, though shrouded in myth and symbolism. Whether it be the quest to find the elusive "Philosopher's Stone" or indeed the Holy Grail, the Ultimate Quest is in fact to achieve true enlightenment.
Categories: Social Science

The Philosophy of Revelation

The Philosophy of Revelation

Socrates did not comprehend this; for although he brought philosophy back from nature to man, he was interested exclusively in ... According to the philosopher Wolf, there lived in his day in Paris a pupil of Malebranche, who advocated ...

Author: Herman Bavinck

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781988297996

Category: Revelation

Page: 349

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Categories: Revelation

Discussions on philosophy and literature education and university reform chiefly from the Edinburgh Review corrected vindicated enlarged in notes and appendices

Discussions on philosophy and literature  education and university reform  chiefly from the Edinburgh Review  corrected  vindicated  enlarged  in notes and appendices

The Chevalier Bunsen also appears never to have seen the book ; for he confounds , in his references , the philologer John Christopher , with the philosopher Christian , Wolf . — But to return from our digression .

Author: Sir William Hamilton

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ISBN: BL:A0024477547

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