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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This need - inspired relation to the world entails — necessarily — all the essential
powers of life , powers present to an organism here and now but exercised
always in relation to what is beyond and not yet . All animals — even the simplest
Biological transformation of the world presupposes information about the world ;
powers to alter the outside world necessarily coincide with powers to perceive it ,
and both are born with life itself . Needless to say there is enormous structural ...
... I stressed three kinds of psychic powers , integral to the meaning of organic
form and present , even if only in rudiment , in all living things : powers of action
in and on the world , powers of discriminating awareness of the world , and
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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