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The promise and the peril of our are inextricably linked with the promise and the peril of modern science. On the one hand, the spread of knowledge has overcome superstition and reduce fear born of ignorance, and the application of science through technology has made life less poor, nasty, brutish and short.

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Leon R. Kass is the Addie Clark Harding Professor (on leave) in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and Hertog Fellow in Social Thought at the American Enterprise Insti-tute. Currently Chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, he is the author of three books, most recently "Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, " and coauthor of two more. He lives in Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (March 25, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0029170710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0029170717
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,409,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kass asks the fundamental question "do we wish to live longer in order to live better, or do we wish to live better in order to live longer?" By going through the roots of medicine and the hippocratic oath, Kass shows what the healing arts are meant to be, and he exposes what the curing industry is rapidly becoming. Kass also takes an indepth look at science itself as it relates to research, ethics and the most basic levels of the human condition.
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Kass has a great treatment of the ends of medicine, the medical art, and gives a good initiation into bioethics. Easy to read.
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I got this book in a very timely manner and in remarkable condition. The poor rating is BY NO MEANS on the shipping or condition of the book :) HOWEVER....

Kass is pretentious. He cannot pick a side on ANY of his issues and takes twenty times longer than necessary to say it. The whole book just feels like filler that you throw into a 20 page college paper when you've run out of things to say. He brings up some compelling issues...but the delivery is poor.
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