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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Hospitality is one of the civilized and civilizing customs at the foundation of most if
not all political communities . It may seem strange to suggest that exclusive and
sectarian communities , if they are to be civilized , depend radically on ...
Though we will always be attending to these large questions as we proceed , it
would be desirable , on the threshold of our discussions of civilized eating , to
make these matters briefly thematic . Civility , originally a political notion referring
See also Civilized eating cannibalism , taboo against , 99–100 , 107-14 , 131
hospitality toward strangers , 100-107 , 131 of human food , 117-27 need for , 98
potential savagery versus excellence and , 93 relation between our nature and ,
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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