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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... his possible companions ; * and subsequent parts of the biblical story ( for
example , the expulsion from the Garden ; the Noah story ) emphasize the
common vulnerability and neediness of all that lives , human beings no less than
The ethical aspect of human life follows not only due to mind but also due to
necessity . For , needless to say , man is not a simple metaphysical success story
. His heightened powers live alongside the lower ones — fear , hunger , thirst ,
14 The story is set for its climax , Babette's feast . When the guests were seated at
the candlelit and well - set table , all elegantly furnished from abroad by Babette ,
the eldest member of the congregation said grace in the Dean's own words ...
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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