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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In the present chapter I shall use the term eating to refer to this common activity of
both animals and men , the taking of food for oneself . Further on , we will
consider the more specifically human features of eating , which distinguish it from
Organization organizes , at each stage guiding the activities of the next . To be
sure , the energy for organic activity is chemical energy , trapped in elementary
molecules and always transferred from molecule to molecule . And no chemical ...
in transporting , from without to within , the sugar newly present in the
environment ; the transport of the sugar derives its meaning from the utilization of
the sugar that follows , providing needed energy for all future reactions and
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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