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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Forms that need to transform other forms are , in principle , a threat to the stabil*
Several of the points of the last few paragraphs are beautifully made by Hans
Jonas in his essay , “ To Move and To Feel : On the Animal Soul , ” in which he ...
I feel compelled to apologize to my readers for speaking about cannibalism , and
not only because it is revolting . Some things should perhaps not be spoken of at
all , for , especially in democratic times , familiarity breeds tolerance more often ...
Yet they aim to do so effortlessly , in a manner that hides any hint of duty or
difficulty ; guests cannot enjoy themselves if they feel their presence is a strain or
a burden . When all goes as it should , the virtuous freedom of the hosts becomes
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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