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The Hungry Soul : Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature - Leon R. Kass

The Hungry Soul

Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature

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Published: 1st January 1999
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"The Hungry Soul" is a fascinating exploration of the natural and cultural act of eating. Kass brilliantly reveals how the various aspects of this phenomenon, and the customs, rituals, and taboos surrounding it, relate to universal and profound truths about the human animal and its deepest yearnings.
"Kass is a distinguished and graceful writer. . . . It is astonishing to discover how different is our world from that of the animals, even in that which most evidently betrays that we too are animals--our need and desire for food."--Roger Scruton, "Times Literary Supplement"
"Yum."--Miss Manners

List of Illustrations
Credits
Foreword to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introduction: "Good for Food . . . to Make One Wise"
Food and Nourishing: The Primacy of Form
The Human Form:Omnivoros us Erectus
Host and Cannibal: From Fressen to Essen
Enhancing Uprightness: Civilized Eating
Freedom, Friendship, and Philosophy: From Eating to Dining
Sanctified Eating: A Memorial of Creation
Conclusion: The Hungry Soul and the Perfecting of Our Nature
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226425689
ISBN-10: 0226425681
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Type: New edition