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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The internal direction toward the next impending phase of a being that has to
continue itself constitutes biological time ; the external direction toward the co -
present not - itself which holds the stuff relevant to its continuation constitutes ...
25 However , being in themselves indiscriminate and unformed , the desires take
direction . If given proper direction — no direction being , of course , also a
direction , namely , toward self - indulgence — the desires can become focused ...
There are , of course , a variety of principles ( already known to us from previous
chapters and all connected with the human form and its powers ) that invite our
attention and that bid fair to command the direction of human improvement ...
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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