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On philosophers and wolves

By Tom Chatfield  

In a web-exclusive review for Prospect this week, actor and writer Alexander Fiske-Harrison returns to the fertile topic of animal psychology and ethics that he explored in his much-noted essay for Prospect on bullfighting (a piece which sparked one of the most in-depth discussions ever to feature on this blog). This time, the mammal in question is a wolf, and the book under review is The Philosopher and the Wolf, by philosopher Mark Rowlands. During his time teaching in America, Rowlands became the owner of…

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