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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We latch on to a system of thought that provides confidence through its ability to
predict and control , but we do not notice that it does not help us truly to see
nature or ourselves or to understand any phenomenon right before our eyes .
in transporting , from without to within , the sugar newly present in the
environment ; the transport of the sugar derives its meaning from the utilization of
the sugar that follows , providing needed energy for all future reactions and
Sympathy and fellow feeling are aroused by the sight of another human being
away from hearth and home , without the sustenance and nurture they provide .
Moreover , unlike animal neediness , ours is self - conscious and understood to
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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