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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find in our visible gestalt — and in the human face , eyes , and mouth - revealing
manifestations of our human essence . Anyone who wants to know our nature
must always take his bearings from what we are , looked at both directly and in ...
food , drawing down its sides and flattening its thickness to cover the mouth's
floor , sweeping in a circle to clean food from between teeth and cheeks ,
simultaneously protruding and rotating to lick the lips , elevating and retracting
the tip or the ...
The natural human form , having liberated the human mouth from the need to
apprehend and grasp its fodder , is now enhanced by customs that moderate and
partly disguise the need even for human hands to dirty themselves with the low ...
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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