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 short , something like “ felt need ” or “ appetite ” is also required . In higher
animals awareness of an edible being or object leads to eating only because —
and if – hunger or felt lack is present . To be sure , the experience of lack as
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
Beautiful ” eating shows off the human difference : Violence done to the food is
banished or suppressed ; bodily attitude is regulated ; appetite is controlled and
in harmony with what is reasonable ; tastes are savored ; eyes and mind are not ...
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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