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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... of course , powers of appetite . Taste and Appetite The desire for food , the first
of the human appetites , is , to be sure ... One aspect is especially relevant to our
present focus on human omnivorousness : the matter of taste . That one eats is ...
The psychic experience of taste , a complicated blend of flavor , texture , and odor
, along with hot and cold , dry and wet ... but only a handful of descriptive terms ,
and many of these refer to the elementary tastes of salty , sour , bitter , or sweet .
if our tastes are largely acquired , we must by nature have the capacity — thanks
to reason and imagination — to acquire them . The acquisition of broad tastes
presupposes an inborn plasticity or indeterminacy of taste , which is
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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