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 thinking the thinking mind seems to become one with the thing thought ; the
thinker is possessed by his thoughts , always " changing his mind ” as the ideas
that “ fill it " change . ( This , I trust , is now happening to you , in reading . ) ...
The ethical aspect of human life follows not only due to mind but also due to
necessity . For , needless to say , man is not a simple metaphysical success story
. His heightened powers live alongside the lower ones — fear , hunger , thirst ,
It is a construction built by the free play of the mind , out of information , stories ,
experiences , and opinions contributed by the participants , each of whom is
open both to the already contributed speeches , and to the souls , of the
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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