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 scientists can reply , fairly , that for all their possible failings they at least still
believe in truth . ) Our purpose , however , is not to blame but to understand , and
we understand how virtually all of modern intellectual life has nothing good to ...
... animals , large and small , manifesting and reproducing themselves according
to their myriad and distinctive kinds . And we are not the least among them , not
least because we know that we and all our other terrestrial relations are alive .
These men lack even the dignity and nobility of the wild animals ; at least in this
respect they , too , might be said to number if not among the worst then at least
among the lowest of the animals — nameless , godless , spiritless , and living the
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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