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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Indeed the germ of appetite governs , guides , and integrates awareness and
action : Appetite or desire , not DNA , is the deepest principle of life . The attentive
reader , reflecting on the immanent powers of appetite , awareness , and action I
The free swinging of the arms is crucial to the psychological experience of what
Straus calls “ action space . ” Action space is not the neutral homogeneous space
of objective Cartesian science , but lived space , my space , a sphere of my ...
Throwing reminds , too , of the arts and weapons of war , displaying yet another
form of action at a distance — say with bow or spear or sling - made possible by
the arm and hand , in turn a part of the upright posture . Thanks to upright posture
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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