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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It was inspired by a strong desire to address our modern moral predicament as I
then understood it : the absence of any account of human life that could ground
and sustain the moral outlooks and norms necessary for living in a world ...
But my gleanings from the fields of food and eating have been governed by an
intellectual and moral appetite and by a philosophical menu devised to satisfy it .
The topics I have chosen to treat and the sources I have selected have been ...
When Aristotle , in his Nicomachean Ethics , turns to the moral virtues displayed
in ordinary social or civic life , he places liberality at their head . * The Greek word
eleutheriotēs , translated “ liberality , ” means , to begin with , the character ...
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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