Nuclear Deterrence, Morality, and Realism, with John Finnis and Germain Grisez (Oxford: Oxford University, 1987).
Catholic Sexual Ethics: A Summary, Defense, and Explanation, with Ronald Lawler, O.F.M.Cap., and William E. May (Huntington, Ind.: Our Sunday Visitor, 1984; updated 1996; 2nd ed. 1998).
Life and Death with Liberty and Justice: A Contribution to the Euthanasia Debate, with Germain Grisez (Notre Dame; University of Notre Dame, 1979). Selections reprinted in Right Conduct: Theories and Applications, ed. Michael D. Bayles and Kenneth Hanley (New York: Random House, 1983), 156–63.
Free Choice: A Self-Referential Argument, with Germain Grisez and Olaf Tollefsen (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 1976).
“Introduction: Section IX: Religious and Cultural Perspectives in Bioethics,” with David Novak, in The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics, ed. Peter A. Singer and A. M. Viens (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2008), 379–82.
“Roman Catholic Bioethics” with Christopher Tollefsen, in The Annals of Bioethics, vol. 2, Religious Perspectives in Bioethics, ed. J. Peppin, M. Cherry, and A. Iltis (London: Taylor and Francis, 2004), 1–20.
“‘Direct’ and ‘Indirect:’ A Reply to Critics of Our Action Theory,” with Germain Grisez and John Finnis, Thomist, 65:1 (January 2001): 1–44.
“Response to our Critics and to our Collaborators,” with Germain Grisez, in Natural Law and Moral Inquiry: Ethics, Metaphysics and Politics in the Work of Germain Grisez, ed. Robert P. George (Washington D. C.: Georgetown University, 1998), 213–37.
“Introduction,” with Wayne Sumner, in Philosophical Perspectives in Bioethics, ed. Wayne Sumner and Joseph Boyle (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1996). 3–8.
“Incoherence and Consequentialism (or Proportionalism)—A Rejoinder,” with John Finnis and Germain Grisez, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 64 (1990): 271–77.
“Every Marital Act Ought to be Open to New Life: Toward a Clearer Understanding,” with Germain Grisez, John Finnis, and William E. May, Thomist, 52:3 (July 1988): 365–426; reprinted in The Teaching of Humanae Vitae: A Defense (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1988), pp. 35–116; in Italian, “‘Ogni Atto Coniugale Deve Essere Aperto a una Nuova Vita’: Verso una Comprehensione Piú Precisa,” trans. Margherita Sani, Rivista di Studi sulla Persona e la Famiglia: Anthropotes, 4 (1988): 73–122.
“Practical Principles, Moral Truth, and Ultimate Ends,” with Germain Grisez and John Finnis, American Journal of Jurisprudence, 32 (1987): 99–151.
“The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology: A Catholic Perspective,” with J. Hubbard and Thomas Sullivan, Christian Scholars’ Review, 11 (1982): 199–211.
“The Diffusiveness of Intention Principle: A Counter-Example,” with Thomas Sullivan, Philosophical Studies, 31 (1977): 357–60.
“Determinism, Freedom, and Self-referential Arguments,” with Germain Grisez and Olaf Tollefsen, Review of Metaphysics, 26 (1972): 3–37.
“The Moral Meaning and Justification of the Doctrine of Double Effect: A Response to Robert Anderson,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 53 (2008): 69–84
“Contraception and Anesthesia: A Reply to James DuBois,” Christian Bioethics, 14 (2008): 217–25.
“Towards Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration,” in Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: The New Catholic Debate, ed. Christopher Tollefsen (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008), 111–21.
“Enriching Proportionalism Through Christian Narrative in Bioethics: The Decisive Development in Richard McCormick’s Moral Theory?” Christian Bioethics, 14 (2008): 302–9.
“Genetics, Medicine and the Human Person: The Papal Theology,” in Ethics and the New Genetics, ed. D. Mansour (Toronto: University of Toronto, 2007), 134–42.
“The Bioethics of Global Biomedicine: A Natural Law Reflection,” in Global Bioethics: The Collapse of Consensus, ed. T. Engelhardt (Salem, Mass.: Michael Scrivner, 2006), 300–344.
“Traditional Just War Theory and Humanitarian Intervention,” Humanitarian Intervention: Nomos XLVII, ed. M. Williams and T. Nardin (New York: New York University, 2006), 31–57.
“Gobalization and the Culture of Life,” in Globalization and the Culture of Life: Care of the Frail Elderly and the Dying: Proceedings of the CCBI 2003 International Colloquium, ed. B. Campion and L. Walsh (Toronto: Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, 2005), 1–10.
“Tolerating v. Supporting Research that Destroys Embryos: A Difference that Can Make a Moral Difference,” Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, 22 (2006): 443–57.
“Free choice, Incommensurable Goods, and the Self-Refutation of Determinism,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 50 (2005): 139–64.
“The Catholic Teaching on War and Peace: Its Application to American Foreign Policy After 9/11” University of St. Thomas Law Review, 3:3 (2005): 234–59.
“Being Reasonable in Choosing among Incommensurable Goods,” Lex Vera, n.s., 6:1–2 (Winter 2005): 11–34.
“Consecuencionalismo y proportionalismo en Veritatis Splendor,” in Theologia Moral: Libro de Actas del Congresso Internaciona: 27–29 de novembre de 2003 ( Murcia: Universidad Catolica San Antonio, 2004), 231–40.
“Abortion and Christian Bioethics: The Continuing Importance of Abortion,” Christian Bioethics, 10:1 (2004): 1–5.
“Medical Ethics and Double Effect: The Case of Terminal Sedation,” Theoretical Medicine, 25 (2004): 51–60.
“Sanctity of Life and Authorization to Kill: Developments in the Catholic Ethics of Killing,” Fides et Ratio: University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 1 (2004): 217–33.
“Natural Law and Global Ethics,” in Natural Law and the Possibility of Global Ethics, ed. M. Cherry (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2004), 1–15.
“Casuistry,” in Handbook of Bioethics: Taking Stock of the Field from a Philosophical Perspective, ed. G. Kushf (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2004), 75–88.
“Just War Doctrine and the Military Response to Terrorism,” Journal of Political Philosophy, 11:2 (2003): 153–70.
“Natural Law Reflections on the Social Management of Ethical Pluralism,” in The Many and the One: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism in the Modern World, ed. Richard Madsen and Tracy B. Strong (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University, 2003), 115–26.
“Limiting Access to Health Care: A Traditional Roman Catholic Analysis,” in Allocating Scarce Medical Resources: Roman Catholic Perspectives, ed. H. T. Engelhardt and M. Cherry (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University, 2002), 77–95.
“Free Choice, Incomparably Valuable Options and Incommensurable Categories of Good,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 47 (2002): 123–41.
“Boundaries, Ownership and Autonomy: A Natural Law Perspective,” in Boundaries and Justice: Diverse Ethical Perspectives, ed. D. Miller and S. Hashmi (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University, 2001), 296–316.
“Freedom, Christian Values and Secular Values,” in The Battle for the Catholic Mind, ed. William E. May and Kenneth Whitehead (South Bend, Ind.; St Augustine, 2001), 181–93.
“The Genesis of the Consensus Statement of the Working Group on Roman Catholic Approaches to Determining Appropriate Critical Care,” Christian Bioethics, 7.2 (2001): 175–77.
“Reasons for Action: Evaluative Cognitions that Underlie Motivations,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 46 (2001): 177–97.
“Fairness in Holdings: A Natural Law Account of Property and Welfare Rights,” Social Philosophy and Policy, 18:1 (2001): 206–26; also in Natural Law and Modern Moral Philosophy, ed. E. F. Paul, F. Miller, Jr., and J. Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2001), 206–26.
“The Absolute Prohibition of Lying and the Origins of the Casuistry of Mental Reservation: Augustinian Arguments and Thomistic Developments,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 49 (1999): 43–65.
“Introduction,” Christian Bioethics, 5.1 (April 1999), 3–4.
“Personal Responsibility and Freedom in Health Care: A Natural Law Perspective,” in Persons and their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships, ed. M. Cherry (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1999), 111–41.
“On Imposing Our Morality on Others,” in Ethical Principle in Catholic Health Care: Selections from 25 Years of Ethics and Medics, ed. E. J. Furton and V. McLoud Dort (Boston: National Catholic Bioethics Center, 1999), 27–30.
“Cooperation and Integrity: How to Think Clearly about Moral Problems of Cooperation,” in Issues for a Catholic Bioethic, ed. Luke Gormally (London: The Linacre Centre, 1999), 187–99.
“An Absolute Rule Approach,” in Companion to Bioethics, ed. P. Singer and H. Kuhse (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998; rev. ed., 2008), 72–79.
“The Place of Religion in the Practical Reasoning of Individuals and Groups,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 43 (1998): 1–24.
“Just and Unjust Wars: Casuistry and the Boundaries of the Moral World,” Ethics and International Affairs, 11 (1997): 83–98.
“Intentions, Christian Morality and Bioethics: Puzzles of Double Effect,” Christian Bioethics, 3 (1997): 87–88.
“Sanctity of Life and its Implications: Reflections on James Keenan’s Essay,” in Choosing Life: A Dialogue on Evangelium Vitae, ed. K. Wildes and A. Mitchell (Washington, D. C.: Georgetown University, 1997), 71–76.
“The Roman Catholic Tradition and Bioethics,” in Bioethics Yearbook: Volume 5: Theological Developments 1992–1994, ed. A. Lustig (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic,: 1997), 11–32.
“Catholic Social Justice and Health Care Entitlement Packages,” Christian Bioethics, 2 (1996): 280–92.
“Just War Thinking in Catholic Natural Law,” in The Ethics of War and Peace, ed. T. Nardin (Princeton: Princeton University, 1996), 40–53.
“On the Importance of Natural Rights: Reflections on Paul Marshall’s ‘On the Universality of Rights’” in Sovereignty at the Crossroads? ed. L. Lugo (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996), 177–83.
“A Case for Sometimes Feeding Patients in Persistent Vegetative State,” in Examining Euthanasia: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Perspectives, ed. John Keown (Cambridge; Cambridge University, 1995), 189–98.
“Radical Moral Disagreement in Contemporary Health Care: A Roman Catholic Perspective,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 19 (1994): 183–200.
“The Personal Responsibility Required for Mortal Sin” in Moral Truth and Moral Tradition: Essays in Honour of Peter Geach and Elizabeth Anscombe, ed. Luke Gormally (Dublin: Four Courts, 1994), 149–62.
“Duties to Othera in Roman Catholic Thought,” in Duties to Others, ed. C. Campbell and A. Lustig (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1994), 73–89.
“The Roman Catholic Tradition and Bioethics,” in Bioethics Yearbook, vol. 3, Theological Developments, 1990–1992, ed. B. Brody et al. (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1993), 19–42.
“Natural Law and the Ethics of Traditions,” in Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays, ed. Robert P. George (Oxford: Oxford University, 1992), 3–30.
“Natural Law and International Affairs,” in Traditions of International Ethics, ed. T. Nardin and D. Mapel (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1992), 112–35.
“The American Debate About Artificial Nutrition and Hydration,” in The Dependent Elderly: Autonomy, Justice and Quality of Care, ed. Luke Gormally (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1992), 28–46.
“Should Age Make a Difference in Health Care Entitlement?” in The Dependent Elderly: Autonomy, Justice and Quality of Care, ed. Luke Gormally (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1992), 147–56.
“Who is Entitled to Double Effect?” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 16 (1991): 475–94.
“Further Thoughts on Double Effect: Some Preliminary Responses,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 16 (1991): 565–70.
“An Immoral Kind of Deterrence,” in Just War, Nonviolence and Nuclear Deterrence, ed. D. Cady and R. Werner (Wakefield, N.H.: Longwood Academic, 1991), 189–205.
“The Roman Catholic Tradition and Bioethics,” in Bioethics Yearbook, vol. 1, Theological Developments: 1988–1990, ed. B. Brody et al. (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1991), 5–21.
“Marriage Is an Institution Created by God: A Philosophical Analysis” (1989 Presidential Address), Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 63 (1990): 2–15.
“Realist Versus Subjectivist Moral Decision Making,” in Creative Love: The Ethics of Human Reproduction, ed. John Boyle (Front Royal, Va.: Christendom, 1989), 47–68.
“Does the Benefit Outweigh the Burden in the Artificial Provision of Nutrition and Hydration to a Person in a Profound and Ireversible Coma? An Affirmative Answer,” in Critical Issues in Contemporary Health Care, ed. Russell Smith (Braintree, Mass: Pope John Center, 1989), 60–69.
“Sanctity of Life and Suicide: Tensions and Developments within Common Morality,” in Suicide and Euthanasia, ed. Baruch A. Brody (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 1989), 221–50.
“Natural Law, Ownership, and the World’s Natural Resources,” Journal of Value Inquiry, 23 (1989):191–207.
“An Introduction to the Vatican Instruction on Reproductive Technologies,” Linacre Quarterly, 55 (1988): 20–28; reprinted as “An Overview of the Vatican’s Instruction on Reproductive Ethics,” in The Gift of Life: Proceedings of a National Conference on the Vatican Instruction on Reproductive Ethics and Technology, ed. M. Wallace and T. Hilgers (Omaha, Neb.: Pope Paul VI Institute,1990), 19–26.
“Is ‘God Exists’ a Properly Basic Belief? A Consideration of Alvin Plantinga’s Argument,” in Thomistic Papers IV , ed. Leonard Kennedy (Houston: Center for Thomistic Studies, 1987), 169–84.
“The Right to Health Care and its Limits,” in Scarce Medical Resources and Justice (Braintree, Mass.: Pope John Center, 1987), 13–25.
“Objective and Subjective Sin: Reflections on Full Consent,” in Persona, Verita e Morale: Atti del Congresso Internazionale di Theologia Morale (Rome: Citta Nuova Editrice, 1987), 453–59.
“Natural Law,” in The New Dictionary of Theology, ed. J. Komonchak, M. Collins, and D. Lane (Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1987), 703–8.
“Is Determinism Self-Refuting?” in Self-Reference: Reflections on Reflexivity, ed. Steven Bartlett and Peter Suber (Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff, 1987), 192–208.
“Reverence for Life and Bioethics,” in Linking the Human Life Issues, ed. R. Hittinger (Chicago: Regnery, 1986), 101–40.
“The Challenge of Peace and the Morality of Nuclear Deterrence,” in Peace in a Nuclear Age: The Bishop’s Pastoral Letter in Perspective, ed. Charles Reid (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1986), 323–35.
“Moral Reasoning,” in Act and Agent: Philosophical Foundations for Moral Education and Character Development, ed. George F. McLean and Frederick E. Ellrod (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1986), 165–97.
“War: The Normative Alternatives,” in Just War Theory in the Nuclear Age, ed. John Jones and Marc Griesbach (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1985), 3–22, 28–34.
“Positivism, Natural Law, and Disestablishment: Some Questions Raised by McCormick’s Moralistic Amoralism,” Valparaiso University Law Review, 20:1 (Fall 1985): 55–60.
“Philosophical Analysis and the Right to Health Care,” in Justice and Health Care, ed. Sr. Margaret John Kelly, D.C. (St. Louis: Catholic Health Association, 1985), 75–90.
“The Principle of Double Effect: Good Actions Entangled in Evil,” in Moral Theology Today: Certitudes and Doubts, ed. Donald McCarthy (St. Louis: Pope John Center, 1985), 243–60.
“Practical Reasoning and Moral Judgment,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 58 (1984): 37–49.
“Aquinas, Kant, and Donagan on Moral Principles,” New Scholasticism, 53 (1984): 391–408.
“A Catholic Perspective on Morality and Law,” Journal of Law and Religion, 1 (1983): 227–40.
“What Should We Expect From the Discipline of Bioethics?” Listening, 17 (1982): 40–56.
“Treating Defective Newborns: Who Decides? On What Basis?” Hospital Progress, 63 (August 1982): 34–38, 61.
“Human Action, Natural Rhythms, and Contraception: A Response to Noonan,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 26 (1981): 32–46.
Review: “John Finnis, Natural Law and Natural Rights,” New Scholasticism, 55 (1981): 245–47.
“The Patient/Physician Relationship,” in Moral Responsibility in Prolonging Life Decisions, ed. Donald McCarthy and Albert Moraczewski, O.P. (St. Louis: Pope John Center, 1981), 80–94.
“Freedom, the Human Person and Human Action,” in Principles of Catholic Moral Life, ed. William E. May (Chicago: Franciscan Herald, 1981), 237–66.
“Toward Understanding the Principle of Double Effect, ” Ethics, 90 (1980): 527–38; reprinted in The Doctrine of Double Effect: Philosophers Debate a Controversial Moral Principle, ed. P. A. Woodward (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 2001), 7–20.
Review: “Alan Donagan, The Theory of Morality,” New Scholasticism, 53 (1979): 260–64.
“That the Fetus Should be Considered a Legal Person,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 24 (1979): 59–71.
“Quality of Life Standards and Withholding Life Saving Treatment,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 53 (1979): 150–57.
“Praeter Intentionem in Aquinas,” Thomist, 42 (1978): 649–65.
“The Concept of Health and the Right to Health Care,” Social Thought, 3 (1977): 5–17; reprinted in Ethics: Theory and Practice, Readings in Moral Philosophy, ed. Cynthia Rostankowski and Manuel Velasquez (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1984), and in On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics, ed. S. Lammers and A. Verhey (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1987), 643–49.
“On Killing and Letting Die,” New Scholasticism, 51 (1977): 433–52.
“Double-Effect and a Certain Type of Embryotomy,” Irish Theological Quarterly, 44 (1977): 303–18.
“Aquinas and Prescriptive Ethics,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 49 (1975),:82–95.
“Self-referential Inconsistency, Inevitable Falsity, and Metaphysical Argumentation,” Metaphilosophy, 3 (1972): 25–42.