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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cial features of the peculiarly human way of being - in - the - world . They will also
reveal the connections between human rationality and human omnivorousness
and will thereby expose the inescapable moral dimension and dilemmas of ...
that we are , we human beings enter upon a new plane of existence : We must
live as beings faced with ethical choice . * Human beings must live consciously ,
judgmentally , and concerned with the opinions of others ; they must also live ...
We human beings , unlike other animals , have no choice but to face these moral
questions . Man has no choice but to be a passionately questioning — and
questing - animal , precisely because he is such a perplexing - indeed
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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