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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Against the stream I want here to argue for the necessary supremacy of living
form . There is , of course , no doubt that our corporealist science has taught us
much that is both illuminating and use ful about the how of metabolism , but ...
The theme of the last chapter was living nature in general , especially animals .
Its thesis , that living form has an independence from and superiority to its own
material , and therefore that the corporealistic ontology – expressible in the
man teach also of his likenesses to the rest of living nature . For example ,
Aristotle , no evolutionist , stresses repeatedly that if man is rational he is also
animal , as needy and as mortal . Conversely , soul , according to Aristotle a
principle 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