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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But when the lights grow dimmer and we look into the mirror , we do not like what
we see : We look even to ourselves like hungry men who have been offered
nothing but sawdust and tinsel . The causes of our spiritual distress and
We are then compelled to look at ourselves , and at ourselves eating . What we
would not have done to us we ought not do to others . Gazing and staring at other
eaters objectifies their conduct . We cease to regard them as fellow companions ...
Especially at a dinner party , both host and guest must look upon the host not as
needy but as “ rich ” —not in any absolute sense , but in the sense of having more
than enough , more than is necessary . True , many who are literally wealthy ...
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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
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