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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Ironically their practices implicitly deny the difference between the living and the
dead ; like the Cyclops , they ignore both the dignity of the integrated human form
and the brute fact of its irreversible disintegration in death . Curiously , not unlike
Nevertheless the practice of higher vegetarianism may be more defensible than
some of the arguments made on its behalf , especially given our current , often
unspeakably cruel , practices of raising and keeping animals for food . And , in ...
True , cooking for taste and edibility is a specifically human addition , but we
practice it only as a matter of custom . As meat - eaters , men and wolves do not
differ according to nature . Our bodies are prepared to digest raw meat , and
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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