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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By this they did not mean a disembodied spirit , a ghost in a machine , a vital
force superadded to an otherwise “ dead ” body , a separate being that flees the
body on death . Rather , psyche referred to and comprised all the integrated vital
Usually human beings can freely orchestrate the successions of speeches and
swallowings , but there are limits even to this self - control : The body sometimes “
revolts , ” for example , in hiccoughing , destroying the easy flow of both words ...
One could even try to argue that they appreciate more than the mind - body
dualists the unity of body and soul ( for which I argued in the last two chapters ) ,
and that their act of human sacrifice proves their appreciation of the incarnation of
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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