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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A transformer of nature , a practitioner of art , a restrainer of his own appetites , a
settled social creature soon with laws and rules of justice , poised proudly yet
apprehensively between the earth and the cosmic powers — man becomes
Only after hunger is satisfied are certain social rituals ( for example , grooming )
restored , only after eating is the social order reestablished . Human beings , in
contrast , because they are self - conscious of the power and meaning of hunger
When Aristotle , in his Nicomachean Ethics , turns to the moral virtues displayed
in ordinary social or civic life , he places liberality at their head . * The Greek word
eleutheriotēs , translated “ liberality , ” means , to begin with , the character ...
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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