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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Our birthright includes standing , but we cannot stand at birth . Feral children who
have survived in the wild were not found upright but were able to become so . As
with other distinctively human traits ( speech , for example ) , human beings ...
Yet our standing in the world is always precarious ; we are always in danger of
falling . ... Standing thus becomes a model of the unpremeditated natural human
relation to nature : It requires effort , expended against certain undifferentiated
Reading Genesis 1 demonstrates the truth of its claims about the superior
ontological standing of the human . This is not anthropocentric prejudice but
cosmological truth . And nothing we shall ever learn about how we came to be
this way will ...
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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