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 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 alienation are many
Embedded in such detached beholdings , we encounter and experience , without
any deliberate effort on our part , the distinction between form and material ; in
seeing we see or receive the looks of things without their stuff . Whatever the ...
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 ...
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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