The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature

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Free Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 248 pages
What is the full meaning of eating? What does it reveal about the soul? Dr. Leon Kass 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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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 ... Read full review

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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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