Required Reading: Horse then Cart

From Obama’s Bioethics Commission: Providing Practical Policy Options:

People largely have defined the first chair of the Bush commission, Leon Kass, and that commission as a whole, by their relative conservatism compared to previous commissions. But what Kass should be more famous for is his vision that bioethics should define societal goals or ends before we decide whether to pursue various types of biotechnology. I think it is this conversation that is considered “philosophical.”

Read the whole thing. Please.

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