1. Dezhi Duan (2011). Zhe Xue Ren Sheng: Chen Xiuzhai Xian Sheng 90 Zhou Nian Dan Chen Ji Nian Wen Ji. Ren Min Chu Ban She.
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  2. Dezhi Duan & Dunhua Zhao (2009). On Thomas Aquinas' Doctrine of Materia Signata. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (4):552-562.
    Aquinas’ doctrine of materia signata or “designated matter” is an important deviation from the traditional doctrines on matter. Through in-depth typological and genetic analyses of the related concepts, this essay explores materia signata’s ontological qualities, generative mechanism and function, as well as its academic significance in the history of both Christian theology and Western philosophy.
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  3. Dezhi Duan (2007). Aquinas' Transcendences to Aristotle in the Doctrine of Essence. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (4):572-582.
    Aquinas’ philosophy is revolutionary, especially his doctrine of essence within the context of natural philosophy has transcended that of Aristotle. The principal distinctions between the doctrines of Aquinas and Aristotle are demonstrated in four layers which are entity-nature, compositeness, particularity and potentiality of essence. Aquinas not only overturns and reforms the Western traditional view of essence, but also constructs a prominent “joint” connecting essentialism to existentialism in Western philosophy.
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