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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Yet the relations among agent , activity , and object in eating differ from all these
other cases . In thinking the thinking mind seems to become one with the thing
thought ; the thinker is possessed by his thoughts , always ' changing his mind ”
Human beings must live consciously , judgmentally , and concerned with the
opinions of others ; they must also live tentatively , trying out first this and then
that , seeking a way freely to become the persons they think they would like to be
, in ...
of the meal will be compromised because we do not know how to behave ,
because we must consciously attend to matters that , at home , have become
second nature . Yet even at home there can be embarrassments when the
reliable forms ...
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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