Leon Kass Quote

The truths modern science finds—even about human beings—are value-neutral, in no way restraining, and indeed perfectly adapted for, technical application. In short, as Hans Jonas has put it, modern science contains manipulability at its theoretical core—and this remains true even for those great scientists who are themselves motivated by the desire for truth and who have no interest in that mastery over nature to which their discoveries nonetheless contribute and for which science is largely esteemed by the rest of us and mightily supported by the modern state.


p. 8 - The Problem of Technology (1993)

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The truths modern science finds—even about human beings—are value-neutral, in no way restraining, and indeed perfectly adapted for, technical...

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The truths modern science finds—even about human beings—are value-neutral, in no way restraining, and indeed perfectly adapted for, technical...

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The truths modern science finds—even about human beings—are value-neutral, in no way restraining, and indeed perfectly adapted for, technical...

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The truths modern science finds—even about human beings—are value-neutral, in no way restraining, and indeed perfectly adapted for, technical...