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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We know that we human beings depend very much on the visual image of the
desired object , and , as we shall see ( in Chapter 2 ) , our imagination works with
images available to it even when the objects are long absent . But when the fox ...
In ordinary seeing ( which we probably share with other mammals ) we
experience the reality of the objects we see as ... unconsciously and effortlessly
performed in the activity of sight : we experience only the visible object , and do
not feel ...
nizes that the form present to sight is not the concrete reality of the enmattered
form that is the visible object . Further , he comes to see that each of the multiple
appearances are at best partial and incomplete likenesses of the object .
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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