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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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 ...
( At official dinner parties there is much more elaborate and highly specific
protocol regarding seating honors , but this need not concern us here . ) But
honor and distinction , however important to be respected and acknowledged ,
are in tension ...
Soon thereafter she begs the sisters to let her cook a celebration dinner on the
dean ' s birthday , a real French dinner , and to let her pay for the French dinner
with her newly gained money . The sisters ( who had not intended to have a
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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