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Art and Aesthetics

  1. ‘Aesthetic Naturalism and the Decline of Architecture: Architecture and Aesthetic Perception’, International Journal of Moral and Social Studies, 2, 1987.
  2. ‘The Modernist Fallacy’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 5, 1988.
  3. “Aesthetic Naturalism and the Decline of Architecture: Form, Matter & Understanding’, International Journal of Moral and Social Studies, 3, 1988.
  4. ‘On Taste and Excellence’, Journal of Aesthetic Education, 23, 1989.
  5. ‘Philosophy, Architecture and the Public World’, British Journal of Aesthetics, 30, 1990.
  6. ‘Cultural Theory, Philosophy and the Study of Human Affairs’, in J. Doherty, et. al., eds. Postmodernism in the Social Sciences (London: Macmillan, 1991).
  7. ‘Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Philosophical Sensibility’, Chapman, 27, 1994.
  8. ‘Admiring High Mountains: Aesthetics of Environment’, Environmental Values, 3, 1994. Reprinted in T. Chapell ed. Environmental Aesthetics (Edinburgh: EUP, 1997). Reprinted in S. Johnson ed. Landscapes (Cambridge: White Horse Press, 2010).
  9. ‘Recent Work in Environmental Aesthetics’, Environmental Values, 3, 1994.
  10. ‘Environmental Aesthetics and Public Policy’, Melita Theologica, 45, 1994.
  11. ‘Embodied Meanings’, Cogito, 9, 1995.
  12. ‘Transcendent Forms’, Cosmos, 12, 1996.
  13. ‘In the Nature of Things’, (Richard Long), Modern Painters, 10, 1997.
  14. ‘Images after the Fact’ (Hamish Fulton), Modern Painters, 11, 1998.
  15. ‘Philosophy of Architecture’, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (London: Routledge, 1998). Reprinted, in Journal of Architecture, 4, 1999.
  16. ‘One place to Another’ (David Tremlett), Modern Painters, 12, 1999.
  17. ‘Back to the Land’, Art Monthly, 1999.
  18. ‘Art and Vocation: John Paul II’s Letter to Artists’, Logos, 5, 2002.
  19. ‘Poet of the Enchanted World’ (Felix Kelly), Modern Painters, 15, 2002.
  20. ‘David Tremlett’, in P. Curtis ed. British Sculpture (Leeds: Henry Moore Institute, 2003).
  21. ‘Edwin La Dell and the Art of Popular Printmaking’, The Art Book, 11, 2004. Reprinted in Edwin La Dell: Lithographs and Etchings (Maidstone: Passiflora, 2004).
  22. ‘Reason to Believe: the Art of Roger Ackling’ in Ackling, Reason to Believe (St Andrews: Crawford Arts Centre, 2005). Reprinted in E. Kalkhoven ed. Between the Lines (2015).
  23. ‘The Essence of Art Making’ (Sol LeWitt) Art Work September / October 2006.
  24. ‘Underground’ (Roger Ackling) in E. Butcher ed., Underground (Liverpool: Centre for Art International Research, 2008).
  25. ‘The Argument from Beauty Re-examined’ Humanitas 10, 2009.
  26. ‘Finding God in Nature: Beauty, Revulsion, and Contemporary Art’ in C. Titus ed. Christianity and the West: Interaction and Impact in Art and Culture (Washington, DC.: Catholic University of America Press, 2009).
  27. ‘Walls and Windows: John Haldane and David Tremlett in conversation’ Art and Christianity 2009.
  28. ‘Festivals, Fine Art and Faith’ (Richard Demarco) Art and Christianity, 2009.
  29. ‘Still Walking the Road to Meikle Seggy’ (Richard Demarco) Art Book, 2010
  30. ‘Art on its own Account’ (David Tremlett) THE (Times Higher Education), 2010.
  31. “Page to Wall’ (Tremlett) Art Book, 2010.
  32. ‘Medieval Aesthetics’ in B. Gaut & D. McIver Lopes (eds) The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (London: Routledge, 2013).
  33. ‘Media, Emergence and the Analogy of Art’ in J. Lloyd & J. Katz eds. Philosophy of Emerging Media (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
  34. ‘Ethics, Aesthetics and Everyday Philosophy’ Monist 101, 2018.


  1. ‘Religious Art and Religious Education” British Journal of Religious Education, 4, 1982.
  2. ‘Art’s Perspective on Value”, Art Education, 36, 1983.
  3. ‘Birkbeck’s Past and the Future of University Education”, Scottish Journal of Adult Education, 6, 1983.
  4. ‘Concept Formation and Value Education”, Educational Philosophy & Theory, 16, 1984.
  5. ‘Religious Education in a Pluralist Society”, British Journal of Educational Studies, 34, 1986. Reprinted in L. Francis & A. Thatcher eds. Christian Perspectives for Education (London: Fowler Wright, 1990).
  6. ‘New Testament Scripture in Religious Education”, Sower, 10, 1986.
  7. ‘Birkbeck’s Crusading Genius‘, Times Higher Education Supplement, 726, 1986, 12.
  8. ‘Religion, Education and Society”, Contemporary Review, 249, 1987.
  9. ‘Religion in Education”, Oxford Review of Education, 14, 1988.
  10. ‘Metaphysics in Philosophy of Education”, Jnl of Philosophy of Education, 29, 1989. Reprinted in R. Hirst & J. White (eds.) Major Themes in the Philosophy of Education (London: Routledge, 1998).
  11. ‘Chesterton’s Philosophy of Education”, Philosophy, 65, 1990.
  12. ‘Education: Conserving Tradition”, in B. Almond ed., An Introduction to Applied Ethics (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995). Reprinted in M. G. Amilburu (ed.), Education, the State and the Multicultural Challenge (Pamplona: Eunsa, 1996).
  13. ‘Return to the Crossroads: Maritain Fifty Years On”, with D. Carr, T. McLaughlin & R. Pring, British Journal of Educational Studies, 43, 1995.
  14. ‘Culture After Ideology” in R. Barnett & A. Griffin eds., The Crisis for Knowledge in Higher Education (London: Cassell, 1997).
  15. Education and the Need of Understanding (Dublin: UCD, 2000).
  16. ‘Educational Studies and the Map of Philosophy” British Journal of Educational Studies 60, 2012.
  17. ‘Understanding the Human: The Necessity of Philosophy for Education and Research” St Augustine Papers 14, 2013.
  18. ‘The Future of the University: Philosophy, Education and the Catholic Tradition” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87, 2013.
  19. ‘Evolution, Education and Wisdom” in D. Davis ed. Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century (South Bend, IN.: St Augustine Press, 2016).
  20. ‘Students at the Heart of the University Education Enterprise” in M. de Prado ed, Universities’ Reputations (Pamplona: EUNSA, 2016).


  1. ‘The Morality of Deterrence’, The Heythrop Journal, 26, 1985.
  2. ‘The Ethics of Life and Death’, The Scottish Journal of Theology, 38, 1985.
  3. ‘Medical Ethics – Another Approach’, Journal of Medical Ethics, 12, 1986.
  4. ‘Defence Policy, Just War and Intention to Deter’, Defense Analysis, 3, 1987.
  5. ‘Ethics and Biological Warfare’, Arms Control, 8, 1987.
  6. ‘Persons & Values’, Co-winner Essay Competition, Journal of Medical Ethics, 14, 1988.
  7. ‘Defence, Deterrence and the Taking of Life’, in R. Bauckham & J. Elford eds., Theological & Ethical Issues in the Nuclear Weapons Debate (London: SCM, 1989).
  8. ‘Philosophy and Environmental Issues’, International Journal of Moral and Social Studies, 5, 1990.
  9. ‘Philosophy and the Ethics of the Environment’, in C.C.W. Taylor ed., Ethics and the Environment (Oxford: Corpus Christi College, 1992).
  10. ‘Applied Ethics’, in N. Bunnin & E. James eds., The Blackwell Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995).
  11. ‘MacIntyre’s Moral Philosophy’, in M. Canto-Sperber et al., eds., Dictionare de Philosophie Morale (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1996).
  12. ‘Intuitions and the Value of a Person’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 14, 1997.
  13. ‘Truth, Meaning and Practice’, Ethical Perspectives, 5, 1998.
  14. ‘Virtue, Truth and Relativism’, in D. Carr and Jan Steutel eds., Virtue Theory and Moral Character (London: Routledge, 1999).
  15. ‘Bioethics and the Philosophy of the Human Body’, in L. Gormally ed. Bioethics (London: Linacre Centre, 1999).
  16. ‘Being Human: Science, Knowledge and Virtue’, in J. Haldane ed. Philosophy and Public Affairs (Cambridge: C.U.P. 2000).
  17. ‘The Foundations of Professonal Ethics’, in J. Verstraeten ed. Professional Ethics (Louvain: Peeters, 2000).
  18. ‘Thomistic Ethics in America’, Logos, 3, 2000.
  19. ‘Examining the Justice of War: Elizabeth Anscombe and the Just War Tradition’, Humanitas, 4, 2001.
  20. ‘Aquinas on Human Ensoulment, Abortion and the Value of Life’, with P. Lee, Philosophy, 78, 2003.
  21. ‘Rational Souls and the Beginning of Life (Reply to Robert Pasnau)’, with P. Lee, Philosophy, 78, 2003.
  22. ‘Ethics, Religion and Relativism’, Review of Metaphysics, 60, 2006. Reprinted (in Spanish) as “La etica del relativismo’ in J. Borobia, M. Lluch et. al eds Etica sin Religion (Pamplona: Eunsa, 2007).
  23. ‘Renewing the Ethical Dimension of Europe’ in Donner une Ame a L’Europe/Giving a Soul to Europe (Vienn: Pro Oriente/ Paris: Istina, 2007).
  24. ‘Using telemedicine for termination of pregnancy with mifepristone and misoprostol where there is no access to safe services’ British Journal of Gynaecology, 115, 2008.
  25. ‘Ethics, Politics and Imperfection’, New Blackfriars, 89, 2008.
  26. ‘Recognising Humanity’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 25, 2008 (+ reply M. Nussbaum).
  27. ‘Vocacion y profesion. Encontrar el sentido en el trabajo’, Revista Empresa y Humanismo, 11, 2008.
  28. ‘A Plea on Behalf of Life’, Pastoral Review 2009.
  29. ‘Is every human action morally significant?’ Philosophy 86, 2011.
  30. ‘Reasoning about the Human Good’ in R. George & J. Keown eds. Reason, Morality and Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  31. ‘Towards an Integrated Ethics of Pregnancy’ New Blackfriars, 95, 2014.
  32. ‘Whither Moral Philosophy’ in Raymond Hain ed., Beyond the Self: Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Culture (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2019)
  33. ‘Some Questions about Virtue’ in Elisa Grimi ed., Virtue Ethics: Retrospect and Prospect (New York: Springer, 2019).

History of Philosophy

  1. ‘Aquinas on Sense-Perception’, Philosophical Review, 92, 1983.
  2. ‘S. Tommaso e Putnam: Realismo Ontologico e Realismo Epistemologico’, Intersezioni: Rivista di storia delle idee, 8, 1988.
  3. ‘Reid, Scholasticism and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind’, in M. Dalgarno. & E. Matthews eds., The Philosophy of Thomas Reid (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1989).
  4. ‘Voluntarism and Realism in Medieval Ethics’, Journal of Medical Ethics, 15, 1989.
  5. ‘Medieval and Renaissance Ethics’, in P. Singer ed., A Companion to Ethics (Oxford: Blackwell, 1991).
  6. ‘Aquinas on the Active Intellect’, Philosophy, 67, 1992.
  7. ‘De Consolatione Philosophiae’, in M. McGhee ed., Philosophy, Religion and the Spiritual Life (Cambridge: C.U.P., 1992).
  8. ‘Aquinas”, “Medieval and Renaissance Aesthetics’, ‘Plotinus’, in D. Cooper ed. A Companion to Aesthetics (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992).
  9. ‘Changing Conceptions of the Person’, in A. Hegarty ed., The Past & The Present: Problems of Understanding (Oxford: Grandpont, 1993).
  10. ‘Whose Theory? Which Representations?’, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 74, 1993.
  11. ‘Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy of Mind’, in S. Guttenplan ed., A Companion to Philosophy of Mind (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994).
  12. ‘Active and Passive Intellects’, ‘Analytical Thomism’, ‘Brute Facts’, ‘Distributism’, ‘Free Riders’, “Godmanhood’, “Hamlyn”, ‘Language of Thought’, ‘Maritain’, ‘Renaissance Philosophy’, ‘Scholasticism’, and ‘Veritatis Splendor’, in T. Honderich (ed.) Oxford Companion to Philosophy (Oxford: O.U.P., 1995).
  13. ‘Augustine’ and ‘Putnam’, in T. Mautner ed., Dictionary of Philosophy (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996).
  14. ‘Ferrier’ and ‘Thomism’, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (London: Routledge, 1998).
  15. ‘Gilson’ and ‘Maritain’, in R.L. Arrington ed., A Companion to the Philosophers (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999).
  16. ‘Analytical Philosophy and the Future of Thomism’, Cogito, 13, 1999.
  17. ‘The Spirit of Thomism and the Task of Renewal’ in J. McEvoy & M Dunne eds., Thomas Aquinas: Approaches to Truth (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001).
  18. ‘Thomas Reid: Life & Work’, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 74, 2000.
  19. ‘Thomas Reid and the History of Ideas’, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 74, 2000.
  20. ‘Analytical Thomism’, “Aristotle’, and “Natural Theology’, in A. Hastings ed. Oxford Companion to Christian Thought (Oxford: OUP, 2000).
  21. ‘Has Philosophy made a Difference and Could it be Expected to?’ in A. O’Hear ed., Philosophy and the Millennium (Cambridge: CUP, 2001).
  22. ‘American Philosophy: ‘Scotch’ or ‘Teutonic’?’ Philosophy, 77, 2002.
  23. ‘Current Engagements with Medieval Philosophy’, with F. J. FitzPatrick, in A.S. McGrade ed. Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge: C.U.P. 2003).
  24. ‘What Philosophy Can Do’, First Things, 157, 2005.
  25. ‘Analytical Thomism’ in C. Paterson & M. Pugh eds, Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue (London: Ashgate, 2006).
  26. ‘Scotland’s Gift: Philosophy, Theology, the Gifford Lectures’, Theology Today, 63.
  27. ‘The Gifford Lectures’, in A. Grayling and A. Pyle eds. Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy. (London: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006).
  28. ‘Hume on Mind and Causality’ and ‘Ferrier’s ‘Dissolving Hume’s Paradox’, Journal of Scottish Philosophy, 5, 2007.
  29. ‘Scottish Philosophy’, Monist, 90, 2007.
  30. ‘Soul and Body’ in R. Pasnau ed., Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge: CUP, 2010).
  31. ‘Duns Scotus, Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum and Quodlibeta, 1481’ in N. Reid ed. Treasures of St Andrews University Library (London: Third Millenium, 2010)
  32. ‘The End of An Era’ in C. Kakzor ed. O Rare Ralph McInerny (Southbend: St Augustine Press, 2010).
  33. ‘Philosophy Lives’ First Things, 2011.
  34. dam Smith, Theology and Natural Law’ in Paul Oslington ed. Adam Smith as Theologian (London: Routledge, 2011)
  35. ‘Heythrop, Copleston and the Jesuit Contribution to Philosophy’ Philosophy, 2016, Reprinted in C. Casalini ed. Humanism, Philosophy and Education (Rome: Anica, 2019).
  36. ‘Virtue Ethics in the Medieval Period’ in D. Carr, J. Arthur & K. Kristjansson eds. Varieties of Virtue Ethics (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology and Metaphysics.

  1. ‘A Benign Regress’ 1st Prize ‘Solution’ to Analysis Problem No 19, Analysis, 43, 1983.
  2. ‘Psychoanalysis, Cognitive Psychology and Self-Consciousness’, in P. Clark and C. Wright (eds.), Mind, Psychoanalysis and Science (Oxford: Blackwell, 1988).
  3. ‘Folk Psychology and the Explanation of Human Behaviour: Understanding Folk’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 62, 1988. Reprinted in S. Christensen & D. Turner eds., Folk Psychology (London: Erlbaum, 1993).
  4. ‘Trying to Make Sense’, Philosophical Books, 30, 1989.
  5. ‘Naturalism and the Problem of Intentionality’, Inquiry, 32, 1989.
  6. ‘Brentano’s Problem’, Grazer Philosophische Studien, 35, 1989.
  7. ‘Concetti, Segni e Rappresentazioni Mentali’, Iride, 3, 1989.
  8. ‘Incarnational Anthropology’, in D. Cockburn ed., Human Beings (Cambridge: C.U.P., 1991). Reprinted in T. Szubka & R. Warner (eds), The Mind/Body Problem: (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994). Reprinted in A. Pagnini (ed.) Analytic Philosophy of Religion.
  9. ‘Putnam on Intentionality’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 52, 1992.
  10. ‘An Embarrassing Question about Reproduction’, Philosophical Psychology, 5, 1992.
  11. ‘Theories, Concepts and Commonsense – A Reply to Paul Churchland’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 93, 1993.
  12. ‘Mind/World Identity Theory and the anti-Realist Challenge’, in J. Haldane & C. Wright eds, Reality, Representation and Projection (Oxford: O.U.P., 1993). Reprinted (in Polish) with appendix in P. Gutowski & T, Szubka eds, British Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century) (Lublin: Towarzystwo Nauko, 1999).
  13. ‘Humanism with a Realist Face’, Critical Notice of Hilary Putnam’s Realism with a Human Face, and Il Pragmatismo, Philosophical Books, 35, 1994.
  14. ‘MacIntyre’s Thomist Revival: What Next?’, in J. Horton & S. Mendus eds, After MacIntyre (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994). Reprinted (in Polish) as “Tomistyczne Wcielenie Macintyre’a: I Co Dalej?”, Zeszyty Naukowe, Rok. 34, 1994.
  15. ‘The Life of Signs’, Review of Metaphysics, 47, 1994.
  16. ‘Some Metaphysical Presuppositions of Action’, Heythrop Journal, 35, 1994. Reprinted (in Spanish) as “Algunas Presuposiciones Metafísicas de la Acción Humana”, Annuario Filosofico, 27, 1994. Reprinted (in Italian) Discipline Filosofiche, 8, 1998.
  17. ‘Reason, Truth and Sacred History’, in Reason in History, Proceedings of American Catholic Philosophical Association, 67, 1995.
  18. ‘Realismo e rappresentazione’, Iride, Vol. 7, 1994.
  19. ‘Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Anthropology’, in L. Kennedy et al. eds, Images of the Human, (Chicago: Loyola Press, 1995).
  20. ‘The Mystery of Emergence’, Proceedings of Aristotelian Society, 96, 1996.
  21. ‘Coming Home to (Metaphysical) Realism’, Philosophy, 71, 1996. Reprinted (in Italian) along with “Nihilism” in Vittorio Possenti ed., Realism, Anti-Realism, Nihilism (Milan, Rubbettino, 2001).
  22. ‘Intentionality and One-Sided Relations’, Ratio, 9, 1996.
  23. ‘Rational Animals’, in A. O’Hear ed., Verstehen and Humane Understanding (Cambridge: CUP. 1996).
  24. ‘The Forms of Thought’, in L.E. Hahn (ed.), The Philosophy of Roderick M. Chisholm. Library of Living Philosophers (Chicago: Open Court, 1997).
  25. ‘The Philosophy of Mind’, in Encarta Encyclopedia (London: Websters, 1998).
  26. ‘A Return to Form in the Philosophy of Mind’, Ratio, 11, 1998. Reprinted in D. Oderberg ed., Form and Matter (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999).
  27. ‘State and Fate of Philosophy of Mind’ American Philosophical Quarterly, 37, 2000.
  28. ‘Insight, Inference and Intellection’ in Insight and Inference: Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 73, 2000.
  29. ‘The Examined Death’, in Proceedings of American Catholic Philosophical Association, 74, 2001.
  30. ‘Realism with a Metaphysical Skull’ (with response by Putnam) in J. Conant and Urszula Zeglen (eds.) Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism (Routledge, 2002).
  31. ‘A Thomist Metaphysics’ in R. Gale ed., Blackwell Guide to Metaphysics (Blackwell, 2002).
  32. ‘(I am) Thinking’, Ratio, 16, 2003.
  33. ‘Contemporary Philosophy of Mind and the Need of Thomism’ Iride, 17, 2004.
  34. ‘Privative Causality’, Analysis, 67, 2007.
  35. ‘The Metaphysics of Intellect(ion)’, Michael Baur ed., Intelligence and the philosophy of Mind Proceedings of ACPA, 80, 2007.
  36. ‘Gravitas, Moral Efficacy and Social Causes’, Analysis, 68, 2008.
  37. ‘Metaphysics and Transcendence’, in M.V.D. Ruhr ed., Religion and the End of Metaphysics, (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008).
  38. ‘Metaphysical (Im)mortality and Philosophical Transcendence’, A. O’Hear (ed) Conceptions of Philosophy (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)
  39. ‘Kenny and Aquinas on the Metaphysics of Mind’ in J. Cottingham and P. Hacker eds, Mind, Method, and Morality (Oxford: OUP, 2010).
  40. ‘Identifying Privative Causes’, Analysis, 71, 2011.
  41. ‘Is the Soul the Form of the Human Body’ American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83, 2013.
  42. ‘Realism, Mind and Evolution’ Philosophical Investigations, 35, 2013.
  43. ‘Philosophy, Causality and God’ in Library of Living Philosophers: The Philosophy of Hilary Putnam (Chicago: Open Court, 2015).
  44. ‘Elizabeth Anscombe’ American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 90, 2016.
  45. ‘Anscombe on Geach on Mind and Soul’ American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 90, 2016.

Political and Social Philosophy

  1. ‘Individuals and the Theory of Justice’, Ratio, 27, 1985.
  2. ‘Christianity and Politics’, Scottish Journal of Theology, 40, 1986.
  3. ‘Political Theory and the Nature of Persons’, Philosophical Papers, 20, 1991.
  4. ‘Identity, Community and the Limits of Multiculture’, Public Affairs Quarterly, 7, 1993. Reprinted as “Liberalism czy konserwatyzm’, Arka, 6, 1991; Reprinted as “Dal Liberalismo al Nazionalismo’, Iride, 7, 1994, 126-42.
  5. ‘Children, Families, Autonomy and the State’, in D. Morgan & G. Douglas eds, Law and the Family (Stuttgart: Verlag, 1994).
  6. ‘Religious Toleration’, Synthesis Philosophica. 9, 1994.
  7. ‘Philosophy of Compensation’, with A. Harvey, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 12, 1995. Reprinted in H. Lafollette ed., Ethics in Practice (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996).
  8. ‘Individual, State and the Common Good’, Social Philosophy & Policy, 13, 1996; in F. Miller & J. Paul eds, Community, Individual & State (Cambridge CUP, 1996). Reprinted in H. Richardson & P. Weithmann eds., The Philosophy of Rawls (Hamden, CT: Garland, 1999).
  9. ‘The Vulgar Philosophy of Capitalism’, The Responsive Community, 12, 2002.
  10. ‘Natural Law & Ethical Pluralism’ in R. Madsen and T. Strong, eds. The Many & the One: Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton UP Press, 2003).
  11. ‘A Subject of Distaste: An Object of Judgment’, Social Philosophy and Policy 21, 2004; also in E. Paul, F. Miller & J. Paul eds. Morality and Politics (Cambridge: CUP, 2004).
  12. ‘Nineteen Eighty Four, Catholicism and the Meaning of Human Sexuality’ in A. Gleason, M. Nussbaum & J. Goldsmith eds., On Nineteen Eighty Four: Orwell and our Future. (Princeton, NJ:. Princeton UP, 2005).
  13. ‘Family Matters’, Philosophy, 81, 2006.
  14. ‘Public Reason, Truth, and Human Fellowship’, Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture, 1, 2007.
  15. ‘The universality of human nature and the distinctness of human cultures’, L. Leuzzi ed. Europa E Nuovo Unamesimo (Genova: San Giorgio, 2007).
  16. ‘Sex, Nature and Society’ Pastoral Review, 2009.
  17. ‘Five Pillars, Four Foundations, Three Dimensions, Two Perspectives, One Institution’ in J.R. Stoner & H. James eds. The Thriving Society (Princeton: Witherspoon, 2015).
  18. ‘Responding to Discord’ in Virtues in the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Civic Friendship, and Duty (London: Routledge, 2019

Philosophy of Religion and Theology

  1. ‘Faith and Religious Experience’, Faith and Thought, 109, 1982.
  2. ‘Understanding the Human Personality’, The Furrow, 33, 1982.
  3. ‘Near Death Experiences and Future Life’, Modern Churchman, 30, 1988.
  4. ‘Critical Orthodoxy’, Louvain Studies, 14, 1989.
  5. ‘Can a Catholic be a Liberal?’, Melita Theologica, 43, 1992. Reprinted in The Chesterton Review, 19, 1994.
  6. ‘Apes and Angels: Reply to Paul Badham’, Modern Believing, 36, 1994.
  7. ‘Philosophy and Catholic Education’, The Sower, 1995.
  8. ‘Catholic Education and Catholic Identity’, in T. McLaughlin. et al. eds, The Contemporary Catholic School: Identity and Diversity (London: Falmer Press, 1996).
  9. ‘From Law to Virtue and Back Again’ in J. Rogerson et al. eds, The Use of the Bible in Ethics (Sheffield: University of Sheffield Press, 1995).
  10. ‘Infallibility, Authority and Faith’ in Heythrop Journal, 38, 1997; also in J. Friggieri ed., Festschrift for Rev. Peter Serracino Inglott S.J. (Msida: University of Malta Press, 1997).
  11. ‘Spirituality in Catholic Education’, First Things, 80, 1998. Reprinted in J. Conroy ed. Catholic Education (Dublin: Veritas, 1999).
  12. ‘What Future has Catholic Philosophy?’, Virtues and Virtue Theories, Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 69.
  13. ‘Thomism and the Future of Catholic Philosophy’ (with commentaries by Tim Chappell, John Greco, Dagfin Føllesdal, Bas van Fraassen, Bonnie Kent, Ralph McInerny, Christopher Martin, Hayden Ramsay, Nicholas Rescher, Tom Sullivan, Charles Taylor, and Linda Zagzebski) New Blackfriars, 1999.
  14. ‘Holding Fast to What is Good: Reply to Adriaan Peperzak’, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 73, 1999.
  15. ‘Theism and Science’, in W. Sweet ed., God and Argument (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1999).
  16. ‘The Source and Destination of Thought’ in P. Helm ed., Referring to God (London: Curzon Press, 1999).
  17. ‘On the Very Idea of Spiritual Values’ in A. O’Hear ed. Philosophy, the Good, the True and the Beautiful (Cambridge: CUP, 2000).
  18. ‘Growing Up’ in T. Devine (ed.), Scotland’s Shame? Bigotry, Sectarianism and Catholicism in Modern Scotland (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2000). Reprinted Educational Worksheet on Bigotry (Edinburgh: Tyke, 2002).
  19. ‘The Diversity of Philosophy and the Unity of its Vocation’ in T. L. Smith ed., Faith and Reason (Southbend, IN: St Augustine’s Press, 2001).
  20. ‘Response to Nagel’s Last Word’, Logos, 5, 2002.
  21. ‘Concerning the Assumption’ in Heythrop Journal, 43, 2002.
  22. ‘The Place of Philosophy in the Life of the Church: Time for Renewal’ in A. Ivereigh ed., Journey Unfinished: 40 years after Vatican II (London: Continuum, 2003).
  23. ‘Common Sense, Metaphysics and the Existence of God’, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. 77, 2003.
  24. ‘Philosophy and the Prospects of Religious Philosophy’, Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 57, 2003.
  25. ‘The Soul’, Logos 7, 2004.
  26. ‘Philosophy, the Restless Heart and the Meaning of Theism’, Ratio, 19, 2006.
  27. ‘Philosophy, Death and Immortality’, Philosophical Investigations, 30, 2007.
  28. ‘Phillips and Eternal Life: Reply to Burley’, Philosophical Investigations, 31. 2008.
  29. ‘Preface’ to Dietrich von Hildebrand, The Heart: An Analysis of Human and Divine Affectivity (St Augustine’s Press, 2006).
  30. ‘Causes, Reason and Grace’, New Blackfriars, 90, 2009.
  31. ‘The Ethical Dimension of Intercultural Dialogue’ Downside Review 2009.
  32. ‘Human Beings: rational, reflexive and restless’ in S. Spiri & T. Valentini (eds) Prospettive per la filosofia (Rome: Editori Riuniti, 2010).
  33. ‘Visions of Mary’, First Things (online – text of BBC radio essay), 2010.
  34. ‘Adam Smith, Theology and Natural Law’ in Paul Oslington ed., Adam Smith as Theologian (London: Routledge, 2011).
  35. ‘Is God Necessary for Morality?’ in Hayden Ramsay ed. Truth and Faith in Ethics (Exeter: ImprintAcademic, 2011), exchange with Raimond Gaita.
  36. ‘Scientism and its Challenge to Humanism’, New Blackfriars, 93, 2012.
  37. ‘A Tale of Two Thomases’, First Things, December 2012.
  38. ‘Déjà vu all over again’ New Blackfriars, 100, 2019.

Additional publications

  • From 1996 to 1999, monthly contributor to Times (London).
  • From 1998 to 2001, regular essay contributor to Herald (Glasgow).
  • From 2001 to present, essay contributor to The Scotsman (Edinburgh).
  • Additional 250 short essays, interviews, reviews, etc. in the following
    • Art: Art Book, Art Education, Art Monthly, Art & Christianity, Burlington Magazine, Modern Painters, Tate, Times Higher.
    • Current Affairs: Contemporary Review, Economist, Guardian, Herald, Independent, New Statesman, Scotsman, Standpoint, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald, Times, Znak.
    • Education: Art Education, British Journal of Religious Education, Guardian Education, Mentor, Public Discourse, Times Higher
    • Literature: John Buchan Journal, The Scottish Review
    • Philosophy: Canadian Philosophical Reviews, Ends and Means, European Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Scottish Philosophy, Mind, Philosophical Books, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy, Review of Metaphysics, Review of Politics.
    • Religion and Theology: AD 2000, Catholic Dossier, Catholic Herald, Catholic Times, Christian, Commonweal, Crisis, European Theological Studies, Faith, First Things, Furrow, Heythrop Journal, Modern Theology, Month, New Blackfriars, New Theologian, Pastoral Review, Priests and People, Religious Studies, St Austin Review, Scottish Catholic Observer, Universe.