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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This ennobling of human eating — a major aspect of the general refinement and
civility brought about by culture — would be further perfected if the rituals of
dinner themselves reflect in their content a more or less true understanding of the
... Lotus - Eaters have any thoughts of * Cannibalism must surely be a bone in the
throat of our now fashionable cultural relativism , which will stretch and strain not
to pass negative judgment on the sincere ways and beliefs of other cultures .
cultivate a cultural outlook of cynicism , crudeness , and despair . The beauty and
bounty of the given world we either ignore or take for granted . Strangely , our
telescopes and microscopes ( and the technologies that accompany them ) have
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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