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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Usually human beings can freely orchestrate the successions of speeches and
swallowings , but there are limits even to this self - control : The body sometimes “
revolts , ” for example , in hiccoughing , destroying the easy flow of both words ...
It is a construction built by the free play of the mind , out of information , stories ,
experiences , and opinions contributed by the participants , each of whom is
open both to the already contributed speeches , and to the souls , of the
The creation of the world , in accordance with these intelligible principles ,
proceeds through acts of intelligible speech . Creation through speech fits
creation by separation , for speech implies the making and recognition of
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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