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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Who says the earth is not the center of the universe ? No , not its geometrical or
material center ; the earth is not even the center of its own solar system , which in
turn is nothing like the center of our allegedly boundless universe , by definition ...
The things which have a place either do not consist of heterogeneous parts —
heaven , earth , seas ; or they do consist of heterogeneous parts , namely , of
species or individuals . Or as we might prefer to say , the things which have a
Man may have powers that resemble divinity , but he is also at most merely an
image ; man , who , quite on his own , is prone to think of himself as a god on
earth ( Omnivorosus erectus , the potential tyrant ) and to lord it over the animals ,
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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