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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To be sure , the existence of the present powers of an organism is decisively the
result of past performance and successes ( especially those of its ancestors from
whom these powers are inherited ) . But when they are actually at work and ...
... to them live bifurcated and divided lives : Self - servingly they eat to secure
their own existence , self - sacrificingly they reproduceand , with the higher
animals , also feed the young — to secure the existence of their descendants .
It may seem strange to suggest that exclusive and sectarian communities , if they
are to be civilized , depend radically on acknowledging the existence and dignity
of the broader and universal human community , most of which they exclude .
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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
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