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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The attentive reader , reflecting on the immanent powers of appetite , awareness ,
and action I claim are coextensive with animal form itself , will recognize that we
are now speaking about the inner or psychic meaning of animal embodiment .
Moreover , we experience each form as belonging to a “ kind ” or “ species , ” as
we recognize many a “ that there ” also as a " one such . ” The human form
embodies the psychic power to notice , discern , and appreciate all other forms —
But in his thoughtful encounter with an - other Fresser who comes along , he
recognizes himself in the other and allows ... Failure to recognize nature and the
naturally human leads one to treat as respectable and worthy only what is merely
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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