Quotes by Leon Kass

About Leon Kass:

Leon Richard Kass is an American physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, best known as proponent of liberal education via the "Great Books," as an opponent of human cloning, life extension and euthanasia, as a critic of certain areas of technological progress and embryo research, and for his controversial tenure as chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005. Although Kass is often referred to as a bioethicist, he eschews the term and refers to himself as "an old-fashioned humanist. A humanist is concerned broadly with all aspects of human life, not just the ethical."

Author Bio

  • NameLeon Kass
  • DescriptionAmerican academic
  • BornFebruary 12, 1939
  • ProfessionPhysician; Scientist
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship