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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mals outward into the world , and their place and way of life in relation to that
world is largely defined by what and how they eat . Thus in thinking about eating
we can explore the relation between an animal ' s nature , or between our nature
Here we need to avoid some careless thinking about the meaning and relation of
parts and wholes . * For not everything that is a piece or a hunk of something
bigger is properly a part . A part , by its very nature , is always a part of . A part of ...
Indeed , it is only living things that have — and have a relation to an environment
, a world , and not merely contiguous , adjacent , and neutral space . This need -
inspired relation to the world entails — necessarily — all the essential powers of
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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