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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As necessitous animals human beings share in the urgent animal needs and
desires and enjoy the pleasures that ... The desire for nourishment is natural (
both inborn and fitting ) , necessary , and , universal ; the desire for this or that ...
With the important exception of parents feeding the young , there is no animal
analogue of civility regarding eating : It is , so to speak , every “ man ” ( dog ) for
himself , or , better , every desire for itself . Only after hunger is satisfied are
For the appetite for the pleasant is insatiable and indiscriminate in a mindless
being , and the activity of desire increases the inborn tendency . If the desires
grow great and strong , they can even knock out the power of reasoning . 25
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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