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 gap , unbridgeable unless we shift the basic notions of our science , exists
not only regarding thinking , feeling , and imagining , but also regarding sensing ,
desiring , moving , and — as I will argue - nourishing . And it exists not only ...
Though one should be most exacting regarding one ' s own conduct , one must
be tolerant and liberal regarding the faults of others : “ Finally , if someone
through inexperience commit some faux pas , it should be politely passed over
Thus the meaning of eating not only reflects human self - understanding , it also
embodies the intimations we have regarding our relation to divinity . I make no
attempt here to survey past or present religious practices regarding eating or 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