The Hungry Soul
Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature New edition
By (author) Leon R. Kass
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Hungry Soul by Leon R. Kass
Book DescriptionThe 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226425689
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leon R. Kass
Shadows in Winter, Hardback (January 2012)
Shadows in Winter delivers a harrowing and loving account of one widowers path from suffering to survival, and to a rediscovery of himself as a father.
Beginning of Wisdom, Paperback (June 2006)
Examining Genesis in a philosophical light, this book presents it as the enduring story of humanity itself. It contains insights about human nature that "rival anything produced by the great philosophers." It explores the struggles in Genesis to launch a new way of life that addresses mankind's morally ambiguous nature by promoting righteousness.
Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity, Paperback (January 2004)
These are the questions we should be asking to prevent runaway scientism with its utopian longings from reshaping humankind in the image of our own choosing. Kass believes that technology has done and will continue to do wonders for our health and longevity and that we have much to be thankful for.
Human Cloning and Human Dignity, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by Leon R. Kass
A council of leading scientists and philosophers offers wise and provocative insights into the ethical implications of one of the most momentous developments of all--cloning.
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