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 are , of course , too sophisticated to allow ourselves to be self - deceived , to
embrace any grand illusions . We would sooner quit the scene than live a noble
lie , and so we continue ( nervously ) to applaud the intellectual demystifiers and
The curtain of invisibility shame drops between ourselves as detached beholders
and ourselves as engaged participants is destroyed when we are stared at . We
are then compelled to look at ourselves , and at ourselves eating . What we ...
For the human meal is an intimate gathering . Though we sit at table face to face
and are , in a sense , on view to others , we neither feel nor act the way we do in
public . In the public sphere , we perform a specified role and display ourselves ...
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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