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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in the act of speaking . Not only fools but even geniuses cannot literally speak
and chew gum at the same time . Usually human beings can freely orchestrate
the successions of speeches and swallowings , but there are limits even to this
Even in eating , we remember that the organ of eating has a more peculiarly
human function : speaking . An act of speaking should not be " contaminated ”
with food : “ It is neither polite nor safe to drink or speak with one's mouth full . ”
One could speak about beautification — the adornment of self and surroundings ,
the grace of gesture and movement , the delight in taste and tastefulness . One
could speak of friendship and love , beginning with the companionable sharing ...
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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
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