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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The Table , Place of the Meal In most parts of the world people who come
together for meals take food at a table . Some tables are round or square ; others
are elongated , either oval or rectangular . Some are tall , others short ; some are
set on ...
Having a meal at table is thus more than eating ; it gives rise to " the pleasures of
the table , which must be carefully distinguished from their necessary antecedent
, the pleasure of eating . ” As BrillatSavarin put it : The pleasure of eating is the ...
Table manners , in the first instance , function to prevent disgust in others , to
avoid every occurrence that could interfere with their delight in the meal . This
goal can be simply formulated : to repeat , No involuntary participation in
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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