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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In particular , the question of human meat eating is widely controverted , some
claiming that the biological route to man is intimately connected to his becoming
carnivorous , others arguing that meat eating is a latter - day and inessential ...
Perhaps the most famous text that suggests the connection be tween meat eating
and humanization is Plato ' s Republic . Early in the dialogue , while constructing
in speech the first or healthy city , Socrates discusses what the healthy people ...
However much human spiritedness loves meat , man as the rational animal , on
the threshold of civilization and ethics , is an eater of bread . Bread , even more
than meat , is the human food . There are numerous reasons why this is so .
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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