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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It follows that something is as food only to another being one that almost
universally belongs to a different species . ... Between being what it was as
formed ( and alien ) and being what it becomes as formed ( and one's own ) ,
food passes ...
In gastronomic cannibalism human beings are eaten primarily as a source of
food ; in ritual cannibalism eating serves a variety of nonphysiological ends , from
taking revenge on or humiliating one's enemy , through incorporating the remains
One possible natural ground has been suggested by some evolutionary
biologists . ... suggest that there might in fact be some selective advantage to
eating members of one's own species , provided that one refrains from eating
one's own kin .
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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