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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We are probably equally unaware of just how long it took the human race to
articulate and institute these manners of civility . A quick corrective for our
ignorance on these points is available in early books on manners , whose
reading show us ...
To begin with , good table manners show consideration for the comfort and
pleasure of one's fellow diners . Slovenly and noisy eating are annoying ; greasy
chins and filthy hands are painful to see ; belching and spitting are revolting ...
The Bacchae of Euripides is the classic treatment of this problem . Chapter 4.
Enhancing Uprightness : Civilized Eating 1. Margaret Visser , The Rituals of
Dinner : The Origins , Evolution , Eccentricities , and Meaning of Table Manners (
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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