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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Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature Leon Kass. taste if it had been grilled (
and best of all if he had caught it himself ) ; and the sixth is momentarily
embarrassed because he has a mouth full of food when his neighbor asks him a
longer applied , except colloquially , to human beings : animals feed , human
beings eat . In the present chapter I shall use the term eating to refer to this
common activity of both animals and men , the taking of food for oneself . Further
on , we ...
Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature Leon Kass. the powers of Dionysus could
lead to his ruin . " Festivals that require ritualized drinking in large amounts — the
Bacchanalia of the Greeks , Purim among the Jews — are an attempt to give ...
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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