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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Somehow — and I would say mysteriously — animal organization means “
animation , ” means “ inwardness , " means the presence of what the ancients
called psyche or anima , soul . By this they did not mean a disembodied spirit , a
ghost in ...
is the question . This is to say that such “ means ” of survival as perception and
emotion are never to be judged as means merely , but also as qualities of the life
to be preserved and therefore as aspects of the end . It is one of the paradoxes of
( The original Latin root , hostis , from the Indo - European ghostis , means “
stranger ” and “ enemy ” ; this meaning lies behind our use of host to mean an
armed company of men , presumably hostile to us . ) A similar dual meaning of "
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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