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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Though men and women no doubt brought different outlooks and sensibilities to
the table , conversation was forced to seek and play on common ground — in
tacit affirmation of both the common necessity that brings all to the table and the ...
We act from self - conscious recognition of our common humanity and our mutual
neediness . But in arranging and hosting a dinner party we go beyond what is
necessary . We entertain not strangers but friends ( or at least acquaintances ) ...
Chapter 11 is , in fact , only the first of several chapters that articulate the
distinction between the clean and the unclean , the holy and the common . Each
deals with what might be described as " transgressions ” of the natural
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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