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 ...
I think one can go very far in suggestions for conduct that are fitting to these
physiological and anthropological insights . ... paradigmatic — instance of the
relation between what is one's self and one's own and what is not one's own but
Though one should be most exacting regarding one's own conduct , one must be
tolerant and liberal regarding the faults of others : “ Finally , if someone through
inexperience commit some faux pas , it should be politely passed over rather ...
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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