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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Yet the relations among agent , activity , and object in eating differ from all these
other cases . In thinking the thinking mind seems to become one with the thing
thought ; the thinker is possessed by his thoughts , always " changing his mind ”
And in our biblical tradition , according to Genesis , God Himself thought the
animals sufficiently similar to man to have fashioned them as his possible
companions ; * and subsequent parts of the biblical story ( for example , the
expulsion from ...
The prospects for wonder and thought — and for a sociality founded on and
conducive to thought — are supported also by striking differences in the mouth
itself . Animal jaws , previously equipped to grasp and crush , are extensively ...
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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