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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Introduction " Good for Food ... to Make One Wise " According to a very old story ,
well known to most readers , a woman and a man once took a fancy to a most
unusual fruit . It grew on no ordinary tree , and their eating of it had no ordinary ...
Indeed one must face the possibility that animal meat — not fruits or seeds or
grasses , any more than human flesh — is ... ancestors were originally strict
frugivores ( fruit pickers ) , but only until they acquired freedom and self -
Animals eat fruits and vegetables and every conceivable kind of flesh ; some
animals , as we have noted , lick salt . Only human beings ferment the grape . As
with bread , the discovery of fermentation and its psychic properties is a great ...
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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
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