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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For example , Aristotle , no evolutionist , stresses repeatedly that if man is rational
he is also animal , as needy and as mortal ... according to Aristotle a principle of
more than consciousness or mind , is not confined to human beings : all animals
rant of animal life and ( for this reason among others ) overly impressed with their
own singular place in the world . ... by its linking of man to the animals , links the
animals to man , and thus necessarily invites the overthrow of the purely ...
Creatures that violate proper locomotion , such as those animals that live in the
water but walk as on land ( lobsters ) ; those that live on land but swarm as in
water ( “ all the swarmers that swarm on the earth " ; in Genesis 1 , the swarmers
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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