Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity
The Challenge for Bioethics
By (author) Leon R. Kass
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Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity by Leon R. Kass
Book DescriptionThis book grapples with the moral meaning of the new biomedical technologies now threatening to take us back to the future envisioned by Aldous Huxley in "Brave New World". In a series of meditations on cloning, embryo research, the sale of organs, and the assault on mortality itself, Kass questions the wisdom of trying to break down the natural boundaries given us and to remake the human body into an instrument of our will.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781893554559
(234mm x 163mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Encounter Books,USA
Publisher: Encounter Books,USA
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
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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Author Biography - Leon R. Kass
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