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  1. Francis J. Beckwith (2014). A Defense of Human Dignity: Creating Life, Destroying Life, and Protecting the Rights of Conscience. By Christopher Kaczor. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 88 (1):177-179.
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  2. Francis J. Beckwith (2013). Justificatory Liberalism and Same‐Sex Marriage. Ratio Juris 26 (4):487-509.
    Supporters of Justificatory Liberalism (JL)—such as John Rawls and Gerard Gaus—typically maintain that the state may not coerce its citizens on matters of constitutional essentials unless it can provide public justification that the coerced citizens would be irrational in rejecting. The state, in other words, may not coerce citizens whose rejection of the coercion is based on their reasonable comprehensive doctrines (i.e., worldviews). Proponents of the legal recognition of same-sex marriage (SSM) usually offer some version of JL as the most (...)
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  3. Francis J. Beckwith (2013). Like It Was Written in My Soul From Me to You: Assessing Jerry Walls' Critique of the Catholic Account of Purgatory. Heythrop Journal 55 (2).
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  4. Francis J. Beckwith (2013). Potentials and Burdens: A Reply to Giubilini and Minerva. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5):341-344.
    This article responds to Giubilini and Minerva’s article ‘After birth abortion: why should the baby live?’ published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. They argue for the permissibility of ‘after-birth abortion’, based on two conjoined considerations: (1) the fetus or newborn, though a ‘potential person’, is not an actual person, because it is not mature enough to appreciate its own interests, and (2) because we allow parents to terminate the life of a fetus when it is diagnosed with a deformity (...)
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  5. Francis J. Beckwith (2013). Stephen W. Smith: End-of-Life Decisions in Medical Care: Principles and Policies for Regulating the Dying Process. [REVIEW] Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34 (6):499-504.
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  6. Francis J. Beckwith (2011). Or We Can Be Philosophers: A Response to Barbara Forrest. Synthese:1-23.
    This article is a response to Barbara Forrest’ 2011 Synthese article, “On the Non-Epistemology of Intelligent Design.” Forrest offers an account of my philosophical work that consists almost entirely of personal attacks, excursions into my religious pilgrimage, and misunderstandings and misrepresentations of my work as well as of certain philosophical issues. Not surprisingly, the Synthese editors include a disclaimer in the front matter of the special issue in which Forrest’s article was published. In my response, I address three topics: (1) (...)
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  7. Francis J. Beckwith (2010). Abortion. Faith and Philosophy 27 (4):478-482.
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  8. Francis J. Beckwith (2010). Guidance for Doting and Peeping Thomists: A Review Essay of Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide. Philosophia Christi 12 (2):429-439.
     
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  9. Francis J. Beckwith (2009). Faith, Reason, and the Christian University: What Pope John Paul II Can Teach Christian Academics. Logos 12 (3).
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  10. Francis J. Beckwith (2007). Biothics, the Christian Citizen, and the Pluralist Game. Christian Bioethics 13 (2):159-170.
    The ascendancy of Christian activism in bioethical policy debates has elicited a number of responses by critics of this activism. These critics typically argue that the public square ought to embrace Secular Liberalism (SL), a perspective that its proponents maintain is the most just arrangement in a pluralist society, even though SL places restraints on Christian activists that are not placed on similarly situated citizens who hold more liberal views on bioethical questions. The author critiques three arguments that are offered (...)
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  11. Francis J. Beckwith (2006). Defending Abortion Philosophically: A Review of David Boonin's a Defense of Abortion. [REVIEW] Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (2):177 – 203.
    This article is a critical review of David Boonin's book, A Defense of Abortion (Cambridge University Press, 2002), a significant contribution to the literature on this subject and arguably the most important monograph on abortion published in the past twenty years. Boonin's defense of abortion consists almost exclusively of sophisticated critiques of a wide variety of pro-life arguments, including ones that are rarely defended by pro-life advocates. This article offers a brief presentation of the book's contents with extended assessments of (...)
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  12. Francis J. Beckwith (2005). Legal Neutrality and Same-Sex Marriage. Philosophia Christi 7 (1).
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  13. Francis J. Beckwith (2002). Religious Commitment and Secular Reason. Faith and Philosophy 19 (1):106-112.
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  14. Francis J. Beckwith (2001). Replies to Evan Fales: On History and Miracles. Philosophia Christi 3 (1):42 - 45.
    This article is a response to Evan Fales’s critique of Francis Beckwith’s chapter ’Philosophia Christi’ Series 2, 3.1 2001) that appeared in the 1997 book, ’In Defense of Miracles’ (InterVarsity Press, 1997). Beckwith argues that Fales seems to misunderstand his argument. In his reply, Beckwith clarifies his original case and then moves on and addresses Fales’s argument that if miracles regularly occur, the reason for believing in miracles would be undermined; they are contrary to the regular course of nature. Beckwith (...)
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  15. Francis J. Beckwith & John F. Peppin (2000). Physician Value Neutrality: A Critique. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 28 (1):67-77.
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  16. Francis J. Beckwith (1999). Disagreement Without Debate: The Republican Party Platform and the Human Life Amendment Plank. Nexus 4:113.
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  17. Francis J. Beckwith (1999). The “No One Deserves His or Her Talents” Argument for Affirmative Action. Social Theory and Practice 25 (1):53-60.
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  18. Francis J. Beckwith (1998). Religion and Morality. Faith and Philosophy 15 (3):375-379.
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  19. Francis J. Beckwith (1996). The Ethics of Referral Kickbacks and Self-Referral and the Hmo Physician as Gatekeeper: An Ethical Analysis. Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (3):41-48.
  20. Francis J. Beckwith (1994). Ruth Ellen Bulger, Elizabeth Heitman, and Stanley Joel Reiser, Eds., Ethical Dimensions of the Biological Sciences Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 14 (4):242-243.
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  21. Francis J. Beckwith (1994). The Epistemology of Political Correctness. Public Affairs Quarterly 8 (4):331-340.
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  22. Francis J. Beckwith (1992). Personal Bodily Rights, Abortion, and Unplugging the Violinist. International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (1):105-118.
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  23. Francis J. Beckwith (1992). Reply to Keenan. International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (3):369-376.
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  24. Francis J. Beckwith (1991). Hume's Evidential/Testimonial Epistemology, Probability, and Miracles. Logos 12:87 - 104.
    In this paper I will critically analyze the first part of David Hume’s argument against miracles, which has been traditionally referred to as the in-principle argument. However, unlike most critiques of Hume’s argument, I will (1) present a view of evidential epistemology and probability that will take into consideration Hume’s accurate observation that miracles are highly improbable events while(2) arguing that one can be within one’s epistemic rights in believing that a miracle has occurred. As for the proper definition of (...)
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  25. Francis J. Beckwith (1989). Miracles. Teaching Philosophy 12 (3):335-337.
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