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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Eating something means transforming it , chemically as well as physically . Eating
comprises the appropriation , incorporation , and de - formation of a complex
other , and its homogenization into simples , in preparation for their
The Three Great Powers of Organic Form The need for outside material means
that organisms must be capable of reaching out to obtain it — to find , appropriate
, and transform it . They must be able to act in and on the world . In mammals the
Biological transformation of the world presupposes information about the world ;
powers to alter the outside world necessarily coincide with powers to perceive it ,
and both are born with life itself . Needless to say there is enormous structural ...
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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
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