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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Form and Material Every tangible object or being , whether of natural origin or
made by human beings , both is a something and is made - out - of something .
Provisionally let us call the latter its “ material ” and the former its “ form . ” Form
Over the course of a lifetime of metabolizing , the organism persists , though its
materials do not . ... Second , the persistence of organization or form , despite and
indeed because of the interchange of material , implies a certain independence ...
But suffice it to say that even DNA — the genetic material , the so - called
molecular basis of life — functions not as a chemical material but as information
carried by material . True , the information carried in DNA is borne by its material
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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