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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Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature Leon Kass. Have you ever thought about
the mouth and the meaning of its having multiple and competing functions :
chewing , tasting , speaking , kissing ? What about teeth ? What does it mean that
Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature Leon Kass. Founding ) , and the classical
Buddhist teaching of nirvana . Even today we occasionally hear moral appeals to
natural law and to natural rights ( more commonly , to human rights ) , and ...
Thus in thinking about eating we can explore the relation between an animal's
nature , or between our nature , and the larger world — that is , nature as a whole
. Third , understanding human eating throws light on the relation between 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