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    • A Good Life

    • Philosophy from Cradle to Grave
    • By: Mark Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Myshkin was born on a certain day and died on a certain day - and some things happened to him in between. These things presented him with ethical questions, and this book is a record of his attempt to answer those questions. Discovered by his son after Myshkin's death, A Good Life is one man's reckoning with the life he has led and the choices he made. It is at once a philosophical handbook for living and a pause-resisting narrative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great work with one minor flaw

    • By monomonkey on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Philosopher and the Wolf

    • Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happines
    • By: Mark Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, and death.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Can Animals Be Moral?

    • By: Mark Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Shanet Clark
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $21.95

    • See You in Court

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Adam Liptak, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    With the president and the judiciary at odds over the travel ban, the term "constitutional crisis" is ubiquitous. Why it should be deployed carefully...

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    • Running with the Pack

    • Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality
    • By: Mark Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past 20 years has been done while running," says philosophy professor Rowlands, who has run for most of his life. And for him, running and philosophizing are inextricably connected. In Running with the Pack, he reveals 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 with his dog, Nina.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking

    • By Joel Shelton on 01-13-15

    Regular price: $17.95