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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Chapter 11 is , in fact , only the first of several chapters that articulate the
distinction between the clean and the unclean , the holy and the common . Each
deals with what might be described as “ transgressions ” of the natural
But the common principle of vitality - blood - itself ignores and homogenizes the
distinctions among the kinds of animals . It shows respect for life but not for
separate living form . Focusing only on blood ignores especially the distinction ...
This suggests that it is also in the fullest rational activity that man imitates and
comes closer to God — but with these most important qualifications : We can
discern the distinctions in things , but we have not made them separate . Neither
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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