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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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 ...
Taken together they made a singular teaching : Eat inconspicuously and like a
human being . We are urged to eat self - consciously , affirming in our manner of
eating that we are — and know that we are different from animals and different ...
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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