The Career of Leon Kass by Harvey Flaumenhaft

Harvey Flaumenhaft, Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy 20:1 (2003).


What has gone into making the remarkable career of Leon Kass? In sketching an answer to that question, it will be helpful for me to take account of what he himself has publicly had to say about it. I shall draw as well, after almost fifty years of close friendship with him, upon some memories of my own, keeping in mind that on one occasion when, for special reasons, he publicly embarked upon some autobiographical reflections, he said: “I generally recoil from public trafficking in private matters.”

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