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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most certainly unaware of the countless rules that we unconsciously practice ,
each of which had to be learned . We are probably equally unaware of just how
long it took the human race to articulate and institute these manners of civility .
These various rules proscribe improper use of the teeth ( gnawing ) , tongue (
licking ) , and cheeks ( stuffing ) , as well as improper modes of swallowing (
without chewing ) , chewing noisily ( slubbering ) , and breathing while eating (
True , part of the purpose of at least some of the rules is good health . One might
choke if one speaks or drinks while chewing food . One can scald one ' s
esophagus by hastily gulping hot food . But we should distinguish , as Erasmus
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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