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 a composition the so - called parts or elements are put together ( com + ponere
) , “ placed with ” each other side by side , like bricks in a building or molecules in
a crystal , without losing their individual identity . By contrast , in a concretion ...
Therefore these are called ' greedy - bellies ' ( gluttons ] , since they fill it beyond
what is right ( or “ necessary ” ] . The overly slavish become like these . ” But
regarding the peculiar pleasures and desires , “ Many err and in many ways ; for
These desires , in the beginning called concupiscence , gradually generate a
whole host of unnecessary and indeed unnatural inclinations called
luxuriousness . The original occasion for deserting natural instinct may have
been trifling .
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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