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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These are the questions answered by customs of hospitality , governing relations
between hosts and guests . The problem of the stranger , whose solution is
hospitality , is embedded in our very terminology . The outsider who enters a ...
The ancient Greeks , for example , had an elaborate network of relations based
on offering hospitality . The guest - friendship , based on received hospitality that
obliges reciprocity , was a crucial part of the Homeric culture , and Zeus himself ...
In this way hospitality also recognizes simultaneously the importance of the love
of one ' s own and the insufficiency of loving and being loved only by one ' s own .
Hospitality springs from these common perceptions of our common elevated ...
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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