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 are today , before the large human questions , like men lost at sea without a
compass . We adhere to a science that provides ... we reopen the question of the
nature of nature and its possible bearing on human affairs . Against the Stream ...
than a complete ontology can answer the question , and I am , quite frankly ,
unequal to the task . Nevertheless an attempt must be made , at least to clarify the
question and to suggest the outlines of what seems to me the most reasonable ...
It leaves many large and important questions unaddressed . For example , it
ignores the vexing question of the origin or coming - into - being of the forms ; for
if the forms ( or species ) of living things change , as evolutionary doctrine
teaches us ...
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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