Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2006

Comments

Initially published in The Hastings Center Report, May/June 2006, p.32-44.

© 2006 The Hastings Center

DOI: 10.1353/hcr.2006.0051

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/4625637

Abstract

Leon Kass is much misunderstood. He is not simply a Republican ideologue who tailored his ideas to break out of the ivory tower and into the halls of power. Nor does he look simply to use human nature as a moral guide. When the full range of his writings is considered and set in the tradition of his teachers, Hans Jonas and Leo Strauss, what emerges is a natural law position colored by religious revelation.

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The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.