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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And leaving the heroically sober Socrates aside , friends of reason on further
reflection can make an adequate defense of wine and show its significant
contributions to the humanization of life . Indeed Socrates himself seemed to
recognize its ...
To inquire about the reason or meaning of the law — any law — threatens to
weaken its force , given that its binding power lies mainly in its being law , rather
than in the reasonableness of its content — all the more so in this case , its being
But soon reason began to stir . A sense different from that to which instinct was
tied — the sense , say , of sight - presented other food than that normally
consumed as similar to it ; and reason , instituting a comparison , sought to
enlarge its ...
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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