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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If our hunches are correct , we will discover in these “ higher " customs a
continuation and refinement of the principles evident in the foundation —
principles , we have argued , that are tied to a true account of animal nature , our
human nature ...
separated from others also separates itself from place , we could say that the
fundamental principle through which the world is created is separation . Creation
is the bringing of order out of chaos largely through acts of separation , division ...
The principle for separating clean and unclean is none other than separation
itself . We cannot but think of the Creation . The principles important to Genesis 1
- place , form or kind , motion , and life — are all at work in Leviticus 11.
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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