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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... in that ennoblement of eating we call dining . Dining is , all by itself , a vast
subject . Customs and practices vary not only from one society to another but also
, within any one society , from one type of occasion to the next . Dining 163.
Dining for the same individual will differ , sometimes greatly , depending on
whether he is at a state dinner at the White House , a class reunion banquet at
his alma mater , his daughter ' s wedding , a fiftieth wedding anniversary
celebration for ...
Such indifference to food is hardly conducive to dining . Moreover , however
useful and edifying the instruction , dinner or rather dining is not simply a seminar
with food . What , then , is conversation and why is it the fitting form of dining ...
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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