From Nature to Ethics

Physician Leon Kass discusses his study on the links between biology and human ethics, noting the gap between the world as modern science defines it and the world as we experience it in ordinary life. He addresses questions such as these: Can knowledge of nature provide guidance for how we are to live? More specifically, to what extent does biomedical research yield reliable insights into the relationships among food, eating, and culture?

Kass was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1984-85) and, at the time of this interview, professor of medicine and bioethics at the University of Chicago.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.

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