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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These larger activities of the whole animal are distinct from the metabolic goal
they serve ; they even have their own inherent pleasures ( and pains ) . Indeed
some of the intermediate activities , which were originally adapted to serve
Having a meal at table is thus more than eating ; it gives rise to " the pleasures of
the table , which must be carefully distinguished from their necessary antecedent
, the pleasure of eating . ” As BrillatSavarin put it : The pleasure of eating is the ...
As necessitous animals human beings share in the urgent animal needs and
desires and enjoy the pleasures that accompany their satisfaction . But as human
beings our excellence and its opposite turn on the question : Will the human
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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