In Qualified Praise of the Leon Kass Council On Bioethics

Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 10 (1):7-15 (2006)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This paper argues the distinctiveness of the President’s Council on Bioethics, as chaired by Leon Kass. The argument proceeds by seeking to place the Council in proper historical and philosophical perspective and considering the implications of some of its work. Sections one and two provide simplified descriptions of the historical background against which the Council emerged and the character of the Council itself, respectively. Section three then considers three basic issues raised by the work of the Council that are of relevance to philosophy and technology as a whole: the role of professionalism, the relation between piecemeal and holistic analyses of technology, and the appeal to human nature as a norm.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,907

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Reflections on public bioethics: A view from the trenches.Leon Kass - 2005 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 15 (3):221-250.
The president's council on bioethics—requiescat in pace.Ronald M. Green - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (2):197-218.
Brain Death and the US President's Council on Bioethics.Kevin McGovern - 2009 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 14 (4):9.


Added to PP

47 (#346,774)

6 months
2 (#1,250,897)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references