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 Upright Posture : Special Standing in the World The peculiarity and
significance of human upright posture was a favorite theme in antiquity ,
commented on by authors as different as Aristotle and Ovid . In modern times few
have been ...
system were not built accordingly . While all parts contribute to the upright
posture , upright posture in turn permits the development of the forelimbs into the
human shoulders , arms , and hands and of the skull into the human skull and
distances from things , physical and ( hence ) psychic . “ Upright posture removes
us from the ground , keeps us away from things , and holds us aloof from our
fellow - men . All of these distances can be experienced either as gain or as loss .
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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