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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... to taste , a complete account of the human food must do justice also to our
aesthetic interest , to our concern with taste and flavor . Some of this is , of course
, implicit in the desire for meat - opson , relish , something to add flavor to the
The principles of distinction and specialization inform also the settings of place .
Multiple utensils — plates , glasses , cutlery — announce , even to the uninitiated
, a more - than - one - course meal , and promise a temporal sequence . The use
Each course in the meal is carefully prepared to look beautiful and to taste good ,
yet to be different from the rest . Conversation , too , will reflect that variety , yet
each “ course ” will please the palate of the mind . Because our interest is in both
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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