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  1. Are Brain Dead Individuals Dead? Grounds for Reasonable Doubt.E. Christian Brugger - 2016 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41 (3):329-350.
    According to the biological definition of death, a human body that has not lost the capacity to holistically organize itself is the body of a living human individual. Reasonable doubt against the conclusion that it has lost the capacity exists when the body appears to express it and no evidence to the contrary is sufficient to rule out reasonable doubt against the conclusion that the apparent expression is a true expression. This essay argues that the evidence and arguments against the (...)
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    The First Principles of the Natural Law and Bioethics.E. Christian Brugger - 2016 - Christian Bioethics 22 (2):88-103.
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  3. The Problem of Fetal Pain and Abortion: Toward an Ethical Consensus for Appropriate Behavior.E. Christian Brugger - 2012 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 22 (3):263-287.
    This essay concerns what people should do in conflict situations when a doubt of fact bears on settling whether an alternative under consideration is legitimate or not. Its principal audience are those who believe that abortion can be legitimate when not having an abortion gives rise to serious harms that can be avoided by having one, but who are concerned that fetuses might feel pain when being aborted, and who believe that causing unnecessary pain should be avoided when doing so (...)
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    In Defense of Transferring Heterologous Embryos.E. Christian Brugger - 2005 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5 (1):95-112.
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    The Question of Duty in Refusing Life-Sustaining Care.E. Christian Brugger - 2012 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12 (4):621-630.
    Critics sometimes claim that Catholic moral principles unreasonably oblige patients to adopt life-preserving medical treatments “at all costs,” even when the treatments are excessively burdensome or futile and when their adoption may badly disadvantage patients’ family members or caregivers. The author argues that this is a mischaracterization. Because of obligations arising from our relationships, not only is it sometimes licit to refuse lifesustaining medical care, but we sometimes have a duty to refuse it. This is the case when the treatments (...)
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    Health Care Proposals Pending Before Congress.Helen Alvaré & E. Christian Brugger - 2009 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 (4):739-745.
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    Aquinas on the Immateriality of Intellect: A Non-Materialist Reply to Materialist Objections.E. Christian Brugger - 2008 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 8 (1):103-119.
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    Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life, 3rd Edition by William E. May.E. Christian Brugger - 2014 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14 (3):578-580.
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  9. Catholic Moral Teaching and the Problem of Capital Punishment.E. Christian Brugger - 2004 - The Thomist 68 (1):41-67.
     
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  10. Capital Punishment and Roman Catholic Moral Tradition, Second Edition.E. Christian Brugger - 2014 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    Why is the Catholic Church against the death penalty? This second edition of Brugger’s classic work _Capital Punishment and Roman Catholic Moral Tradition_ traces the doctrinal path the Church has taken over the centuries to its present position as the world’s largest and most outspoken opponent of capital punishment. The pontificate of John Paul II marked a watershed in Catholic thinking. The pope taught that the death penalty is and can only be rightly assessed as a form of self-defense. But (...)
     
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    Deonna, Julien A., Raffaele Rodogno, Fabrice Teroni. In Defense of Shame: The Faces of an Emotion.E. Christian Brugger - 2013 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (3):572-573.
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    Fertility and Gender: Issues in Reproductive and Sexual Ethics Edited by Helen Watt.E. Christian Brugger - 2012 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12 (2):375-378.
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  13. Lazare Benaroyo Alex John London Universite de Lausanne Carnegie Mellon University Jeff Blustein Jeff McMahan Albert Einstein College of Medicine Rutgers.E. Christian Brugger, Donald Marquis, Thomas Cavanaugh, James Nelson, Tod Chambers, Lennart Nordenfelt, James Childress, Anders Nordgren, Kai Draper & Fredrik Svenaeus - 2006 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27:1.
     
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    Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral Cognition.E. Christian Brugger - 2004 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (2):429-430.
    The reticence of scholars of ethics to enter into fundamental moral reasoning is well known. William Casebeer’s ambitious new book, Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral Cognition, which is the publication of his 2001 University of California, San Diego, Ph.D. dissertation, stands in stark contrast. Casebeer, who teaches philosophy at the U.S. Air Force Academy, has undertaken the project of developing a comprehensive moral theory derived from what he terms “methodological naturalism.” Methodological naturalism, he explains, is a system of (...)
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    “Other Selves”: Moral and Legal Proposals Regarding the Personhood of Cryopreserved Human Embryos.E. Christian Brugger - 2009 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 30 (2):105-129.
    This essay has two purposes. The first is to argue that our moral duties towards human embryos should be assessed in light of the Golden Rule by asking the normative question, “how would I want to be treated if I were an embryo?” Some reject the proposition “I was an embryo” on the basis that embryos should not be recognized as persons. This essay replies to five common arguments denying the personhood of human embryos: (1) that early human embryos lack (...)
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    Parthenotes, iPS Cells, and the Product of ANT-OAR.E. Christian Brugger - 2010 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 10 (1):123-142.
    Dignitas personae teaches that before research into certain alternative techniques for deriving human pluripotent stem cells can be licit, it is necessary to have moral certitude that no human embryo is brought into existence by those techniques. This article evaluates three such techniques—human parthenogenesis, ANT-OAR, and direct cellular reprogramming—and asks whether at present such moral certitude is achievable. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 10.1 : 123–142.
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  17. Raymond Aron, The Dawn of Universal History. New York: Basic Books, 2003, 518 Pp.(Indexed). ISBN 0-465-00408-3, $22.00 (Pb). Linda A. Bell, Beyond the Margins: Reflections of a Feminist Philosopher. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003, 245 Pp.(Indexed). ISBN 0-7914-5904-7, $17.95 (Pb). [REVIEW]E. Christian Brugger, Stella Chen, Carrie E. Reed, Cao Yuqing, Kim-Chong Chong, Sor-Hoon Tan & C. L. Ten - 2004 - Journal of Value Inquiry 38:433-435.
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    Rediscovering the Natural Law in Reformed Theological Ethics; God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in the Western Tradition; Intractable Disputes About the Natural Law: Alasdair MacIntyre and Critics.E. Christian Brugger - 2011 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 31 (2):174-177.
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    Symposium on Dignitas Personae.E. Christian Brugger - 2009 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 (3):461-483.
    The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the prefecture of Joseph Ratzinger, published its instruction Donum vitae in 1987 to provide moral guidance on bioethical issues. Since 1987, many new ethical issues have arisen, especially in the areas of regenerative medicine and assisted reproduction. To address these the CDF, under the prefecture of William Levada, published the bioethical instruction Dignitas personae inDecember 2008. The present symposium includes reflections on the strengths and weaknesses of the new document by six (...)
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    St. Thomas’s Natural Law Theory.E. Christian Brugger - 2019 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 19 (2):181-202.
    Fifty years of debate have strengthened Germain Grisez’s 1965 interpretation of St. Thomas Aquinas’s famous article on the natural law in Summa theologiae I-II.94.2. Revisiting Grisez’s argument in light of these developments reveals that his “gerundive interpretation” of the first principle of practical reason is not only Thomistic, but essentially Aquinas’s interpretation.
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  21. The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships.E. Christian Brugger, Scott FitzGibbon, Lynn D. Wardle, A. Scott Loveless & William S. Hein - 2010 - Am. J. Juris 55:225 - 225.
  22. John Paul II's Moral Theology on Trial: A Reply to Charles E. Curran.William E. May & E. Christian Brugger - 2005 - The Thomist 69 (2):279-312.
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