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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Sometimes , especially in the higher animals , this inwardness manifests itself on
the surface , gaining outward expression in the changing patterns of visible form ;
in the higher animals , facial expressions and gestures make possible genuine ...
Indeed , in The Descent of Man and also in The Expression of the Emotions in
Man and Animals , Darwin is at pains to show that the many traits , powers , and
activities thought to be peculiarly human are , in fact , shared by the other animals
It can also be an expression of our personal humanity , indeed , of excellence or
virtue . As in other matters the social setting becomes a stage on which
individuals display their characters , virtuous or not . The common meal is such a
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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