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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The taboo might be natural both because it rests on a proper understanding of
our nature and because it is necessary for the perfection of that nature . We will
probably never know the real story of the origin of this taboo . But we are not
He is moved by awe , fear , wonder , and gratitude to try to understand his place
and meaning in the larger whole . ... Thus the meaning of eating not only reflects
human self - understanding , it also embodies the intimations we have regarding
The materialistic view of life , though it may help put bread on the table , cannot
help us understand what it means to ... from the equally shrunken and misleading
self - understanding of our existentialist philosophies , which think of human life ...
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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