Carter Snead, president of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture and member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, talks about his new book “What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics.” In this first of two episodes, he covers why our bodies matter and some of the ways modern laws and systems disregard their importance.

Top 3 Take-Aways:
1. Expressive individualism – I am whatever I think I am, only my choices matter – is part of a problem that elevates personal autonomy as the greatest good in society.
2. Governments, including our own, have done some pretty horrific things to people in the name of science. Let’s not forget.
3. We all live and function on some scale of disability – we’re all broken – and we all need each other.

Other references:
What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics by O. Carter Snead


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