Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver: Honoring the Work of Leon R. Kass pdf epub fb2

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver: Honoring the Work of Leon R. Kass by Yuval Levin, Thomas W. Merrill, Adam Schulman, Eric Cohen, Rebecca Dresser, Michael Fishbane, Harvey Flaumenhaft, Amy Kass, Ralph Lerner, Paul Ludwig, Nelson Lund, Harvey C. Mansfield, Paul McHugh, Gilbert Meilaender, Diana Schaub pdf epub fb2

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver: Honoring the Work of Leon R. Kass Author: Yuval Levin, Thomas W. Merrill, Adam Schulman, Eric Cohen, Rebecca Dresser, Michael Fishbane, Harvey Flaumenhaft, Amy Kass, Ralph Lerner, Paul Ludwig, Nelson Lund, Harvey C. Mansfield, Paul McHugh, Gilbert Meilaender, Diana Schaub
Title: Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver: Honoring the Work of Leon R. Kass
ISBN: 0739141597
ISBN13: 978-0739141595
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Pages: 296 pages
Publisher: Lexington Books (May 25, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1524 kb
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Subcategory: Politics & Government




Leon R. Kass has been helping Americans better understand the human condition for over four decades―as a teacher, writer, scholar, public champion of the humanities, and defender of human dignity. From bioethics to civic education, from interpreting the Bible to weighing the moral implications of modern science, Kass has offered wisdom, guidance, and instruction. In this volume, fifteen of Kass's admirers, including students, colleagues, and friends, honor his work by reflecting on the broad range of subjects to which he has devoted his life's work. Some of the essays offer interpretations of great works of literature and philosophy from Homer, Sophocles, and Plato to Rousseau, Franklin, Jane Austen, Hawthorne, and Henry James. Others examine the significance of Leon Kass's work as a bioethicist and Chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics and as an interpreter of the Book of Genesis. The essays collected in Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver offer a sense of the breadth of Kass's interests and insights and of the influence he has had on generations of scholars. The reader is further acquainted with the career of Leon R. Kass by a biographical introduction and a comprehensive listing of his published writings and the courses he has taught.