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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chemicals is submerged as they are incorporated into the larger units of life : cells
, tissues , organs , organ systems , and , finally , the whole organism . ( Indeed the
identities of each of these progressively larger parts , as discrete entities , are ...
tive kind of whole that it is are generally evident in its visible appearance . The "
invisible looks ” or form or nature of an organism is announced eidetically , in the
language of visibility . Indeed our word “ species , ” from the Latin species ( again
Over the course of a lifetime of metabolizing , the organism persists , though its
materials do not . Metabolism means the continuous exchange of stuff between
inside and out , and no molecule in the organism is immune to turnover . Thus the
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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