Leon R. Kass

Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus of Social Thought and in the College.

Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus of Social Thought and in the College

Selected Publications

  • Toward a More Natural Science: Biology and Human Affairs (1985);
  • The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature (1994; 2nd ed. 1999);
  • The Ethics of Human Cloning, with James Q. Wilson (1998);
  • Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying, ed. with Amy A. Kass (2000);
  • Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics (2002);
  • The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis (2003).

Courses Taught

  • Genesis
  • Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
  • Nature: Aristotle and Descartes
  • Plato: Symposium
  • Human Nature and Human Good: Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
  • Science and Morals: Friends or Foes?
  • Ethics of Everyday Life: Courtship