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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Sometimes , especially in the higher animals , this inwardness manifests itself on
the surface , gaining outward expression in the changing patterns of visible form ;
in the higher animals , facial expressions and gestures make possible genuine ...
Table manners , like civility in general , far from constraining the immediacy and
intimacy of life , help make them possible . For the human meal is an intimate
gathering . Though we sit at table face to face and are , in a sense , on view to
A thoughtful host and hostess will , no doubt , anticipate our possible or likely
preferences , but they have an entire party to orchestrate , and it cannot be
harmonious if one or two players alone get preferential treatment . Besides ,
because their ...
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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