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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... with the world and with one another . Face to face with one another and with
the articulated world , we are open to discovering what is true or beautiful , and
we are able to share these discoveries in friendship with fellow human beings .
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 ...
Yet even at home there can be embarrassments when the reliable forms fail :
Consider , for example , the dilemma we face when our food cannot be cut
because we lack a sharp - enough knife . The removal of the need for decision
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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