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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The nature we think we know through modern science is not the nature we know
through ordinary experience — or at least not through experience that was
ordinary before it was overwhelmed by the technological transformation of the
To be sure , the experience of lack as hunger , in the full sense of the term ,
presupposes a nervous system sufficiently advanced to allow for the self -
experience of inner states of being . But the essence of what , in such higher
Embedded in such detached beholdings , we encounter and experience , without
any deliberate effort on our part , the distinction between form and material ; in
seeing we see or receive the looks of things without their stuff . Whatever the ...
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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