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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Indeed our word “ species , ” from the Latin species ( again literally “ looks ” ) ,
also carries this double sense of form : form as contrasted with its own material ,
and form as distinctive kind , contrasted with other kinds . This way of
We are not disappointed . With upright posture come major changes not only in
the hand and arm but also in the head and face , and , with them , a reordering of
the rank and relation of the senses . Sight replaces smell as the dominant sense
Especially at a dinner party , both host and guest must look upon the host not as
needy but as “ rich ” —not in any absolute sense , but in the sense of having more
than enough , more than is necessary . True , many who are literally wealthy ...
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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