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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To begin with let us consider some of the most elementary customs : conventions
, both positive and negative , regarding what we eat and whom we feed -
specifically , conventions regarding hospitality , cannibalism , and certain forms of
From this episode we see that in a place where strangers are improperly treated ,
finally not even one's own kin are safe . * Let us try to make explicit what is merely
implicit in these stories . To begin with , hospitality recognizes simultaneously ...
To begin with , good table manners show consideration for the comfort and
pleasure of one's fellow diners . Slovenly and noisy eating are annoying ; greasy
chins and filthy hands are painful to see ; belching and spitting are revolting ...
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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
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