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The hungry soul : eating and the perfecting of our nature

Author: Leon Kass
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats

An exploration of the natural and cultural act of eating. The author reveals how the various aspects of this phenomenon, and the customs, rituals, and taboos surrounding it, relate to universal and  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Kass
ISBN: 0226425681 9780226425689
OCLC Number: 40398017
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994. With new foreword.
Description: xxiv, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: With a new foreword. Introduction: "Good for food ... to make one wise" --
1. Food and nourishing: the primacy of form --
2. The human form; Omnivorosus erectus --
3. Host and cannibal: from Fressen to Essen --
4. Enhancing uprightness: civilized eating --
5. Freedom, friendship, and philosophy: from eating to dining --
6. Sanctified eating: a memorial of creation --
Conclusion: the hungry Soul and the perfecting of our nature.
Responsibility: Leon R. Kass.
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