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 . ... Old French word ( oste , hoste ) that means both "
host ” and “ guest , ” primarily because it also means “ stranger ” or “ foreigner .
non , and the Achaian host against Troy in order to avenge the violation of guest -
friendship — in this case , a violation of host by guest and in matter of wife -
stealing , not food . Further , given the powers of Greek gods to assume any
shape or ...
The host rises above his own necessitous scrambling , not by ignoring the
importance of scrambling , but by doing it justice . Hospitality is at the same time
an assertion against and a recognition of the given dog - eat - dog character of
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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