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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... proper instinct , man - perhaps having none that belongs to him —
appropriates them all to himself , feeds himself equally well with most of the
diverse foods which the other animals share , and consequently finds his
subsistence more easily ...
In Homer the just king is he who knows the proper portion or share that one man
gives another , the portion or share which the gods allot . The just king is
therefore identical to the excellent host . * “ The behavior of the voyeur is not an ...
Bread can be shared only partially : Each person's share is not shared with
others , and any portion eaten by me diminishes what is left for you . True , that
each person will get his share creates a shared atmosphere of comfort and ease
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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