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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For example , Aristotle , no evolutionist , stresses repeatedly that if man is rational
he is also animal , as needy and as mortal . Conversely , soul , according to
Aristotle a principle of more than consciousness or mind , is not confined to
Usually human beings can freely orchestrate the successions of speeches and
swallowings , but there are limits even to this self - control : The body sometimes “
revolts , ” for example , in hiccoughing , destroying the easy flow of both words ...
Rodents , for example , show marked development of the anterior incisors : They
possess two pairs of chisellike teeth , well suited to gnawing , especially on nuts
and seeds ; their canines are absent and their molars are reduced in size ...
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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