Hungry Soul Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature

ISBN-10: 0226425681
ISBN-13: 9780226425689
Edition: 1999 (Reprint)
Authors: Leon R. Kass
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Description: In this exploration of the natural and cultural act of eating, the author reveals how the various aspects of this phenomenon, and the customs and taboos surrounding it, relate to universal truths about the human animal and its deepest yearnings.

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

In this exploration of the natural and cultural act of eating, the author reveals how the various aspects of this phenomenon, and the customs and taboos surrounding it, relate to universal truths about the human animal and its deepest yearnings.

Leon R. Kass is Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago.

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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

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