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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Such an ultimate “ material ” would be more than material relative to some other
form ; it would be matter . It is , of course , one of the aspirations of a corporealist
science to explain the formation , organization , and workings of all complex ...
Matter must be given its due , and one must even acknowledge the initial
attractions of materialism . The classical argument for the primacy of matter
began from the fact that all living beings die and that , after death , their bodies
decay into ...
The Padaeans , pure carnivores , treat even their best friends as good meat :
They homogenize men and animals , in mind and deed , on the principle that
flesh is flesh no matter what the form . The nameless vegetarians , at first glance ...
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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