Book Discussion on Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity

Professor Leon Kass discussed his book Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, published by Encounter… read more

Professor Leon Kass discussed his book Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, published by Encounter Books. According to Dr. Kass, modern biomedical technology is threatening to create a future reminiscent of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. He believes that scientific effort to master cloning and stem cell research, reproduction, aging, and illness will result in a post-human future that will exclude humanity from the equation. Dr. Kass describes humanity as “our awareness of need, limitation, and mortality to craft a way of being that has engagement, depth, beauty, virtue, and meaning.” He calls for a new bioethics and a new biology that will take into account the not only the physical but the social, spiritual and psychological aspects of humanity as well. Following his presentation, Dr. Kass answered questions from members of the audience. close

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San Francisco, California, United States
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Nov 16, 2002
Last Aired:
Apr 19, 2007

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  • Nov 16, 2002 | 10:48am EST | C-SPAN 2
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