Leon Kass

Found 21 thoughts of Leon Kass

It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters.

Leon Kass

What does it mean to be an individual? What does it mean to flourish?

Leon Kass

Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.

Leon Kass

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities.

Leon Kass

The human animal has evolved as a preeminently social animal.

Leon Kass

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good.

Leon Kass

My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.

Leon Kass

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.

Leon Kass

I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning.

Leon Kass

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.

Leon Kass

We do restrict so-called reproductive freedom. We do not allow polygamy, we do not allow incest, we do not allow the buying and selling of babies.

Leon Kass

An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.

Leon Kass

We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.

Leon Kass

In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual - the cloned child is the product not of two but of one.

Leon Kass

Many people recognize that technology often comes with unintended and undesirable side effects.

Leon Kass

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to replace a dead child with a copy, or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.

Leon Kass

The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right.

Leon Kass

In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.

Leon Kass

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.

Leon Kass

Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument.

Leon Kass

We should never rush into folly just because other nations are practicing it.

Leon Kass