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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... transportable , and readily usable packets of energy still in chemical form (
usually in the high - energy bonds of a carrier known as ATP ) , which bring about
the contraction of the muscles , which in turn move the bones that move the body
... epicures do but should take whatever portion is in front of you . ... Just as it is ,
therefore , a sign of intemperance to thrust your hand into every part of the dish ,
so it is equally impolite to turn the dish so that the choicer morsels come to you .
By this means he turn ' d our Attention to what was good , just , and prudent in the
Conduct of Life ; and little or no Notice was ever taken of what related to the
Victuals on the Table , whether it was well or ill drest , in or out of season , of
good or ...
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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