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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The Human Arm and Hand In upright posture , the upper extremities , no longer
needed to support and carry the body , are free to acquire new tasks . Much has
been made of the significance of the opposable thumb and the prehensile hand ...
The curiously discriminating receptivity of the open hand contains and expresses
our curiously theoretical and contemplative attitude . The arm and hand also
function , again thanks to the upright posture and again in cooperation with eye
In at least some cases — for example , with gestures such as shaking hands or
embracing or cradling or shrugging one's shoulders — our ... Holding hands
expresses affection , outstretched arms betoken desire ; a forward - thrust open
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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