A Greater Freedom
Biotechnology, Love, and Human Destiny (In Dialogue with Hans Jonas and Jürgen Habermas)
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"It is rare to encounter a book engaging central moral questions that moves with such facility between philosophical and linguistic traditions as Kampowski's. By his uncommonly deep engagement with contemporary and recent thought, in particular Habermas and the unappreciated contributions of Hans Jonas, Kampowski has composed a remarkably vibrant and meaningful account of human nature that offers our relationality--our familialness--as a corrective to an unmeasured submission of the human to biotechnological promise."
--Joseph E. Capizzi, Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Catholic University of America
"A Greater Freedom is an excellent and timely introduction to the thought of two eminent philosophers and their work on biophilosophy, bioethics, and biotechnology: Hans Jonas and Jurgen Habermas. Stephan Kampowski enters into an astute dialogue enriched by other important interlocutors (Spaemann, Arendt, Kass) and is deeply guided by the theology of love. A most instructive and rewarding reading for those who want to grasp the boon and bane of biotechnology."
--Reinhard Hutter, Professor of Theology, Duke University Divinity School
"A Greater Freedom is essential reading for all those who recognize technology can insidiously shape and form us. This book is particularly important for those who seek a mature environmental ethic. Kampowski's reading of Jonas teaches us that living organisms are never 'mere matter,' and provides a deep philosophical basis for recognizing the self-determining nature of the many sentient (and intelligent) creatures who share the planet with us human beings."
--John Berkman, Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Regis College