The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature

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Free Press, 1994 - 248 pagini
What is the full meaning of eating? What does it reveal about the soul? What is the meaning of human omnivorousness and the myriad customs that refine human eating, transforming animal feeding into human dining? This book examines the phenomena of eating, natural and cultural - from metabolism, appetite, and taste, to hospitality, table manners, and the ritual meal, and reveals how eating not only feeds the body but also nourishes the soul.

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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature

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Doctor-turned-teacher Kass (Committee on Social Thought/Univ. of Chicago) serves up a stimulating treatise on the anthropology and ethics of eating. In the tradition of ancient philosophers of the ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Leon R. Kass is Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago.

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