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 other words Darwin was unaware of the distinction between a superficial and a
radical difference in kind . See Mortimer Adler ' s useful discussion of this
distinction in his book , The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes ( New
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 ...
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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