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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Discriminate action implies discriminate awareness . * And awareness , too , is
present — if in only rudimentary form — even in the simplest forms of life .
Specific nutrients are actively transported even in single - celled animals and
these lowest levels , awareness is awareness of form : Bacterial transport
systems can discriminate between D and L stereoisomers ( structural mirror
images ) of the same sugar , which differ not at all in their chemical composition
but only in ...
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
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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