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  1. Christopher Kaczor (2013). DeGrazia , David . Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life . New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. 234. $55.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Ethics 123 (2):357-361.
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  2. Christopher Kaczor (2013). The Parts of Prudence and Scientific Solutions for Weakness of Will. Diametros 38:127-132.
    This essay outlines a view of practical wisdom drawing on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. In it, I discuss the presuppositions of practical wisdom, namely the ordering to the end of true human happiness. Next, the focus shifts to the “parts” or elements of practical wisdom in order to highlight the intellectual aspects of practical wisdom as a cognitive perfection. Finally, the essay addresses prudence as practical, the actual carrying out of the right deed, at the right time and (...)
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  3. Christopher Kaczor (2012). Can It Be Morally Permissible to Assert a Falsehood in Service of a Good Cause? American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86 (1):97-109.
    This paper examines three arguments that are meant to show that all intentional false assertions are intrinsically evil. The first argument holds that lying is intrinsically evil, all false assertions are lies. The second argument is that all intentional deception is intrinsically evil, and all false assertions are attempteddeceptions. Finally, I explore the argument that false assertions are intrinsically evil because they are a violation of self-unity and unity with the community. Each ofthese arguments, I hold, fails to demonstrate the (...)
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  4. Christopher Kaczor, Can It Be Morally, Christopher Tollefsen & Aquinas Augustine (2012). Discussion and Author Response Articles. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4):751-755.
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  5. Jennifer Scheper Hughes & Christopher Kaczor (2011). American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 214. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (1).
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  6. Christopher Robert Kaczor (2010). The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Routledge.
    Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published.
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  7. Christopher Kaczor (2008). Intention, Foresight, and Mutilation. International Philosophical Quarterly 47 (4):477-482.
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  8. Christopher Kaczor (2007). Intention, Foresight, and Mutilation: A Response to Giebel. International Philosophical Quarterly 47 (4):477-482.
    According to H. M. Giebel, at least three difficulties arise for my view of intention, foresight, and mutilation. First, I must either give up my account of the intention/foresight distinction or conclude that obstetric craniotomy does not constitute mutilation. Secondly, my account of the intention/foresight distinction leads to counter-intuitive conclusions such as that surgical sterilization is impermissible but removal of non-functioning limbs against the will of the possessor is morally permissible. Thirdly, she suggests that my account of mutilation is incomplete (...)
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  9. Christopher Kaczor (2006). Nature as Reason. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (1):121-122.
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  10. Christopher Kaczor (2006). The Violinist and Double-Effect Reasoning. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 6 (4):661-670.
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  11. Jim Davin & Christopher Kaczor (2005). Would Artificial Wombs Produce More Harm Than Good? The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5 (4).
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  12. Christopher Kaczor (2005). Aquinas's Philosophical Commentary on the Ethics. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (3):505-507.
  13. Christopher Robert Kaczor (2005). The Edge of Life: Human Dignity and Contemporary Bioethics. Springer.
    The Edge of Life: Human Dignity and Contemporary Bioethics resituates bioethics in fundamental outlook by challenging both the dominant Kantian and utilitarian approaches to evaluating how new technologies apply to human life. Drawing on an analysis of the dignity of the human person, both as an agent and as the recipient of action, The Edge of Life presents a "theoretical" approach to the problems of contemporary bioethics and applies this approach to various disputed questions. Should conjoined twins be split, if (...)
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  14. Christopher Kaczor (2004). Thomas Aquinas's Commentary on the Ethics. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (3):353-378.
    In recent years, some controversy has arisen about whether Thomas Aquinas’s commentaries on Aristotle can be read as expressing Aquinas’s own views rather than as simply an interpretation of Aristotle. This article examines the reasons given in favor of the view that the commentaries, in particular the commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics, are merely interpretations of Aristotle. Using Thomas’sscripture commentaries, internal evidence, as well as the history of reception, it is concluded that the Sententia libri ethicorum presents Thomas’s own views (...)
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  15. Christopher Kaczor (2002). Review of H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr., Mark J. Cherry, (Eds.), Allocating Scarce Medical Resources: Roman Catholic Perspectives. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (10).
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  16. Christopher Kaczor (2001). Distinguishing Intention From Foresight. International Philosophical Quarterly 41 (1):77-89.
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  17. Christopher Kaczor (2001). Moral Absolutism and Ectopic Pregnancy. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 (1):61 – 74.
    If one accepts a version of absolutism that excludes the intentional killing of any innocent human person from conception to natural death, ectopic pregnancy poses vexing difficulties. Given that the embryonic life almost certainly will die anyway, how can one retain ones moral principle and yet adequately respond to a situation that gravely threatens the life of the mother and her future fertility? The four options of treatment most often discussed in the literature are non-intervention, salpingectomy (removal of tube with (...)
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  18. Christopher Kaczor (2000). Proportionalism and the Pill. In Christopher Robert Kaczor (ed.), Proportionalism: For and Against. Marquette University Press.
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  19. Christopher Robert Kaczor (ed.) (2000). Proportionalism: For and Against. Marquette University Press.
     
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  20. Christopher Kaczor (1999). Proportionalism and the Pill: How Developments in Theory Lead to Contradictions to Practice. The Thomist 63 (2):269-281.
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  21. Christopher Kaczor (1997). Exceptionless Norms in Aristotle?: Thomas Aquinas and Twentieth-Century Interpreters of the Nicomachean Ethics. The Thomist 61 (1):33-62.
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  22. Christopher Kaczor (1997). Hallett, Garth L. Greater Good: The Case for Proportionalism. Review of Metaphysics 50 (4):898-899.
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