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[[Leon Kass]] is an American physician and philosopher.
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In 2002, [[George W. Bush|President Bush]] appointed Kass, a University of Chicago bioethicist, as head of the [[President's Council on Bioethics]]. Kass appointed the other 17 members, many of whom were associated with the neoconservative religious magazine ''[[First Things]]''.<ref>Ronald Bailey, [http://www.reason.com/news/show/34752.html Tallying the New Bioethics Council: Has Leon Kass stacked the deck?], reasononline, 23 January 2002.</ref>  
 
In 2002, [[George W. Bush|President Bush]] appointed Kass, a University of Chicago bioethicist, as head of the [[President's Council on Bioethics]]. Kass appointed the other 17 members, many of whom were associated with the neoconservative religious magazine ''[[First Things]]''.<ref>Ronald Bailey, [http://www.reason.com/news/show/34752.html Tallying the New Bioethics Council: Has Leon Kass stacked the deck?], reasononline, 23 January 2002.</ref>  
  
 
A ''Reason'' article on the appointment offered this pen portrait:
 
A ''Reason'' article on the appointment offered this pen portrait:
::Let's start with the boss. Leon Kass is a physician and philosopher with a decidedly anti-modernist bent. A disciple of University of Chicago anti-modernist philosopher Leo Strauss, Kass has long believed that the Enlightenment was something of a mistake. In his view, its focus on individual rights and individual conscience undermines the traditional bases for morality.<ref>Ronald Bailey, [http://www.reason.com/news/show/34752.html Tallying the New Bioethics Council: Has Leon Kass stacked the deck?], reasononline, 23 January 2002.</ref>  
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::Let's start with the boss. Leon Kass is a physician and philosopher with a decidedly anti-modernist bent. A disciple of University of Chicago anti-modernist philosopher Leo Strauss, Kass has long believed that the Enlightenment was something of a mistake. In his view, its focus on individual rights and individual [[conscience]] undermines the traditional bases for morality.<ref>Ronald Bailey, [http://www.reason.com/news/show/34752.html Tallying the New Bioethics Council: Has Leon Kass stacked the deck?], reasononline, 23 January 2002.</ref>  
  
 
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*[[Shalem Center]] - Shalem Foundation Board
 
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(physician, philosopher)

In 2002, President Bush appointed Kass, a University of Chicago bioethicist, as head of the President's Council on Bioethics. Kass appointed the other 17 members, many of whom were associated with the neoconservative religious magazine First Things.[1]

A Reason article on the appointment offered this pen portrait:

Let's start with the boss. Leon Kass is a physician and philosopher with a decidedly anti-modernist bent. A disciple of University of Chicago anti-modernist philosopher Leo Strauss, Kass has long believed that the Enlightenment was something of a mistake. In his view, its focus on individual rights and individual conscience undermines the traditional bases for morality.[2]

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References

  1. Ronald Bailey, Tallying the New Bioethics Council: Has Leon Kass stacked the deck?, reasononline, 23 January 2002.
  2. Ronald Bailey, Tallying the New Bioethics Council: Has Leon Kass stacked the deck?, reasononline, 23 January 2002.