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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... argument is in six stages . In the first I examine the nature of food , feeding ,
and the beings that feed , arguing against modern science ' s corporealist
hypothesis and seeking to establish the independence and supremacy of the
living form ...
Yet such formal correlation does not reveal concretely how activity and object are
related , that is , how " feeding food ” differs from , say ... In its transitive sense to
feed means to give food to another , to supply someone else with fodder .
To feed the stranger is to make him feel less his absence from his own ; yet to
treat him as a guest , only temporarily at home with us , is to acknowledge the
importance of his own home . In this way hospitality also recognizes
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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