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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Because it is such a long way from the taste buds to the true ports of call , food to
the mouth need not be foodstuff to the intestine . The tasty or appetizing and the
fitting or needful — each at the heart of one of two possible definitions of food ...
One is to wipe your hand frequently on your serviette and to soil it like a kitchen
cloth , so that those who see you wipe your mouth with it feel nauseated . Another
is to wipe your fingers on your bread , which again is very improper . And the ...
... community of human animals humanly meeting animal necessity and adopt the
vantage point of voyeur , * or , at best , of disinterested observer , from which we
look down on these lesser creatures caught in the act of stuffing their mouths .
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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