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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Attention to flavors increases the capacity to make qualitative distinctions ;
conversely , a refined palate implies , at least in some respects , developed
powers of discrimination . Much of the pleasure of taste is , in fact , intellectual :
There is ...
It is , to begin with , an aesthetic notion ; as captured for ethics it implies a
beautiful outward display in deed of a beautiful or well ordered soul within . This
display is no mere appearance ; neither is the conduct merely in external
conformity with ...
This view is encouraged by the language of the text : the word “ divide ” or “
separate ” ( badal ) occurs explicitly five times in the first chapter , and the idea is
implicitly present ten more times in the expression “ after its kind , ” which implies
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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