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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In schematic cross - section , the organism is like a doughnut , nourished from its
hole , here and there armed with appendages that work either to keep that hole
filled or to keep the doughnut from filling some other doughnut ' s hole . But the ...
the ultimate goal of nourishment . Because it is such a long way ... But since food
turns out to be that which is eaten ( to nourish a nourishing being ) , the meaning
of food falls back onto the meaning of eating ( and nourishing ) . This is no illicit ...
Nourishing is thus the activity of self - renewal as well as self - fueling , self -
maintenance , self - healing , and self - maturation . Its essence : the
transformation of materials , from other to selfsame , by the organism itself —
indeed by each of its ...
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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