“Foundations in Aquinas’s Moral Theory,” Social Philosophy and Policy 25:1 (Winter 2008). Pp. 350-67. (Published simultaneously in Objectivism, Subjectivism, and Relativism in Ethics, edd. Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Jeffrey Paul. Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp. 350-67.)

“The Paradox of Inquiry in Augustine’s Confessions,” Metaphilosophy 39:1 (January 2008)

“Metajudgment in Aquinas’s Moral Psychology,” forthcoming in Medieval Philosophy and Theology

“Augustine and Platonism: The Rejection of Divided-Soul Accounts of Akrasia,” in Uses and Abuses of the Classics: Western Interpretations of Greek Philosophy, edd. Jorge J. E. Gracia and Jiyuan Yu. Ashgate Publishing, 2004. Pp. 75-88

“Petit Larceny, the Beginning of All Sin: Augustine’s Theft of the Pears,” Faith and Philosophy 20 (2003). Pp. 393-414 [Reprinted in Augustine’s Confessions: Critical Essays, ed. William E. Mann (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), Pp. 45-69]

“Aquinas’s Ultimate Ends: A Reply to Grisez,” American Journal of Jurisprudence 46 (2001), Symposium on Natural Law and Human Fulfillment. Pp. 37-49

“The Divine Nature,” a chapter in the Cambridge Companion to Augustine, edd. Eleonore Stump and Norman Kretzmann. Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp.  71-90 [Reprinted in Augustine’s Confessions: Critical Essays, ed. William E. Mann (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), Pp. 85-105]

“Gilbert of Poitiers’ Metaphysics of Goodness,” Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie médiévales July, 1999. Pp. 57-77

“Practical Reasoning and Reasons-Explanations: Aquinas’s Account of Reason’s Role in Action,” in Aquinas’s Moral Theory, edd. Scott MacDonald and Eleonore Stump. Cornell University Press, 1999. Pp. 133-60

“Aquinas’s Libertarian Account of Free Choice,” Revue Internationale de Philosophie 52 (1998). Pp. 309-28

“Primal Sin,” in The Augustinian Tradition, ed. Gareth B. Matthews. University of California Press, 1998. Pp. 110-39

“What is Philosophical Theology?” in The Presumption of Presence, edd. Peter McEnhill and George B. Hall. Scottish Academic Press, 1996. Pp. 61-84. [Reprinted in Arguing about Religion, ed. Kevin Timpe (Routledge, 2009), pp. 17-29]

“Synchronic Contingency, Instants of Nature, and Libertarian Freedom: Comments on ‘The Background to Scotus’s Theory of Will’,” Modern Schoolman, 72 (1995). Pp. 169-74

“Christian Faith,” in Reasoned Faith, ed. Eleonore Stump. Cornell University Press, 1993. Pp. 42-69

“Theory of Knowledge,” a chapter in the Cambridge Companion to Aquinas, edd. Norman Kretzmann and Eleonore Stump. Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. 160-95

“Goodness as Transcendental: The Early-Thirteenth-Century Recovery of an Aristotelian Idea,” Topoi 11 (1992). Pp. 173-86

“Aquinas's Parasitic Cosmological Argument,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology 1 (1991). Pp. 134-73

“Ultimate Ends in Practical Reasoning: Aquinas's Aristotelian Moral Psychology and Anscombe's Fallacy,” The Philosophical Review 100 (1991). Pp. 31-66

“The Relation Between Being and Goodness,” in Being and Goodness, ed. Scott MacDonald. Cornell University Press, 1991. Pp. 1-30

“The Metaphysics of Goodness and the Doctrine of the Transcendentals,” in Being and Goodness, ed. Scott MacDonald. Cornell University Press, 1991. Pp. 31-55

“Egoistic Rationalism: Aquinas's Basis for Christian Morality,” in Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy, ed. Michael Beaty. University of Notre Dame Press, 1990. Pp. 327-54

“Aristotle and the Homonymy of the Good,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 71 (1989). Pp. 150-74

“Augustine's Christian-Platonist Account of Goodness,” New Scholasticism 63 (1989). Pp. 485-509

“Boethius's Claim That All Substances Are Good,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 70 (1988). Pp. 245-79

“Boethius’s De hebdomadibus” (translation), appendix to "Boethius’s Claim That All Substances Are Good", Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 70 (1988), pp. 274-79.  Reprinted in Being and Goodness, ed. Scott MacDonald, Cornell University Press, 1991, pp. 299-304

“The Esse/Essentia Argument in Aquinas's De ente et essentia,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (1984). Pp.­157-72. Reprinted in  Thomas Aquinas: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives, ed. Brian Davies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002). Pp. 141-58

“God and Ultimate Ends in Aquinas,” Ball State University Forum 24 (1983). Pp. 15-25

 

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