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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In some cases , such as our native capacities for wonder and thought , for
appreciative beholding of the looks of things , and for sociality based not only on
need but also on shared speech about the world around us , we are prepared by
The possibility and necessity of crossing this threshold were prepared by
reflections on the human form and on human eating and , in particular , by
thoughts about omnivorousness . In human beings , as we saw , the powers of
animal life ...
Spontaneous conversation , curiously , imitates the artfully prepared dinner .
There is frequent change of course and topic . Each course in the meal is
carefully prepared to look beautiful and to taste good , yet to be different from the
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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