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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But Aristotle implies that law or custom as such is insufficient ; virtue or
excellence is required . Though man by ... Some laws and customs seem to
encourage virtue , others vice — in regard to eating no less than other matters .
How to think ...
And if he is to become the best of the animals , he must be perfected by rearing in
customs that bring out and complete what is best in his nature . As with the ethical
in general , the primary need is for restriction , for nay - saying ; if too much ...
To begin with let us consider some of the most elementary customs : conventions
, both positive and negative , regarding what we eat and whom we feed -
specifically , conventions regarding hospitality , cannibalism , and certain forms of
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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