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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I make no attempt here to survey past or present religious practices regarding
eating or to attempt , empirically , to gather up their common and divergent
strands . Rather , I propose to consider as illustrative a particular set of religious
44 - 45 ) , and offers the apparent purpose for the preceding dietary laws . Why
these dietary laws ? What have they to do with holiness ? These are questions I
consider in this chapter . They are not new questions they have been raised , by ...
See Dietary laws , Jewish Jonas , Hans , 40n , 49 , 54n Judgmental self -
consciousness , emergence of , 77 – 78 Justice in distribution of food at table ,
137 need for , 98 potential savagery versus excellence Machines , differences
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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