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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The perception of necessity faced by another human being provides the occasion
for our own nobility , for rising above necessity . Feeding oneself is obligatory ,
but feeding another feeder. more likely to forget human vulnerability and our ...
Necessity is thus the mother also of virtue . The host rises above his own
necessitous scrambling , not by ignoring the importance of scrambling , but by
doing it justice . Hospitality is at the same time an assertion against and a
recognition of ...
Similarly , also , the moderate and graceful human eater exploits animal
necessity . He shapes a virtue out of necessity . The animal need to eat and the
animal processes of eating become material for the display and enhancement of
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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