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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Chicken embryos digest egg yolk and grow into egg - laying chickens ; calves
drink milk and grow into milkgiving cows ; human children eat egg yolks and
drink cows ' milk but grow up only human . Yolk taken by the chicken becomes
Not by accident did Plato make a symposiuma drinking party ( syn- + posis , “
together ” + “ drink ” ) — the setting for the only Socratic dialogue that features a
contest between poets and a philosopher and that concerns the nature of a god ,
Franklin's precept for temperance : “ Eat not to dullness , drink not to elevation . ”
Temperance tempers appetites mainly by limiting quantity . Counseling against
excess , Franklin urges moderation in food and drink , but not , it seems , as an ...
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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