The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature
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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Mysteriously the human viewer — unlike his animal forebears — is able to grasp
and exploit this distinction between image and original . Perhaps because he is
upright and hence best built for the detached surveying of the entire scene , he is
... Lot apparently would not be able to penetrate their disguise — that is , unlike
Abraham , he would not have been able to see the divine " within ” the human .
Lot is hanging about the gate of the city , does not rush forth to meet them , insists
Understanding more clearly what it means to nourish the hungry soul , we might
be better able to satisfy it . Appreciating fully the first necessity of everyday life ,
we might even be able to begin restoring our ailing cultural spirit . It seems there
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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