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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The Cause of Nourishing Our reflections to this point have hardly broken new
ground ... The difficulty begins when we move from description to explanation ,
from stating the facts of nourishing to finding their cause . Here we begin to probe
When this question of responsibility or cause was first elaborated in classical
antiquityof a variety of meanings were distinguished , for there are many different
kinds of responsibility , as many as there are meanings to the question Why ?
With the coming of modern science , the notion of causation shrank to mean only
the moving cause or the efficient cause , the source of the effect , that which puts
something in motion . In the Newtonian world of inert matter in motion , the true ...
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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