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 fact it is precisely this matter of nature and ethics , and their possible
connection , that is my deeper concern . ... Though agreement was never
reached , a number of grand ethical teachings emerged in the East as well as in
the West — that ...
As we shall soon see , human self - consciousness makes manifest and
efficacious the tacit ethical dimension of animal life as such , as human beings
must knowingly face the tensions implicit in the unavoidable conjunctions
between self ...
31 . Ibid . , p . 30 ; italics added . 32 . The phrase is from C . H . Waddington , The
Ethical Animal ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1967 ) . This is perhaps
the finest recent attempt to explore the biological basis of man ' s ethical nature ...
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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