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A. Works of Thomas Aquinas

  • [Eth] Sententia Libri Ethicorum (Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics) [1271–2]. (Scholar)
  • [Mal] Quaestiones Disputatae de Malo (Disputed Questions on Evil) [1269–71].
  • [Reg] De Regno [or De Regimine Principum] ad regem Cyprum (On Government [or Kingship] [or On the Rule of Princes/Political Leaders] to the King of Cyprus) [c. 1265].
  • [ScG] Summa contra Gentiles (A Treatise against the Unbelievers) [?1259–65].
  • [Sent] Scriptum super Libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardiensis (A Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences [Collection of Opinions of the Church Fathers]) [1253–7]. Note that this remains untranslated save in small excerpts. (Scholar)
  • [ST] Summa Theologiae (A Treatise on Theology), Parts I [1265–8], I–II [1271–2], II–II [c.1271], III [1272–3].
  • [Ver] Quaestiones Disputatae de Veritate (Disputed Questions about Truth) [1256–9].
  • Dyson, R. W. (ed.), 2002, Thomas Aquinas Political Writings, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. A selection of texts in a new translation. (Scholar)
  • Freddoso, Alfred (trans.), 2009, Thomas Aquinas: Treatise on Law. The Complete Text. South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press. A new translation. (Scholar)
  • Regan, Richard, and Baumgarth, William (eds.), 2003, Thomas Aquinas: On Law, Morality, and Politics, Indianapolis: Hackett. A selection of texts in a new translation. (Scholar)

B. Secondary Literature

  • Bradley, Denis, 1997, Aquinas on the Twofold Human Good: Reason and Human Happiness in Aquinas’s Moral Science, Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press. (Scholar)
  • Celano, Anthony, 2003, “Medieval Theories of Practical Reason”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2003 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>. (Scholar)
  • Dyson, R. W., 2003, Normative Theories of Society in Five Medieval Thinkers, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 187–225 (Scholar)
  • Finnis, John, 1983, Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press; Georgetown: Georgetown University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1996, “The Truth in Legal Positivism”, in George, R. (ed.), The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 195–214; also in Finnis 2011, IV, 174–188. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1997, “The Good of Marriage and the Morality of Sexual Relations: Some Philosophical and Historical Observations”, American Journal of Jurisprudence, 42: 97–134; also in Finnis 2011, III, 334–352. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998, Aquinas: Moral, Political and Legal Theory, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011, Collected Essays of John Finnis, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, five volumes. (Scholar)
  • Goyette, John, 2013, “On the Transcendence of the Political Common Good: Aquinas versus the New Natural Law Theory”, Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Spring: 133–55. (Scholar)
  • Grisez, Germain, 1965, “The First Principle of Practical Reason: A Commentary on the Summa Theologiae, 1–2, Question 94, Article 2”, Natural Law Forum, 10 : 168‑201; reprinted Finnis, J. (ed.), 1991, The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory: Natural Law, vol. 1, Aldershot, England: Dartmouth Publishing; New York: New York University Press, 191–224; reprinted Dunn, J., and Harris, I. (eds.), 1997, Great Political Thinkers 4: Aquinas, Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar, 393–426. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1987, “Natural Law and Natural Inclinations: Some Comments and Clarifications,” New Scholasticism 61: 307–20. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2001, “Natural Law, God, Religion, and Human Fulfillment,” American Journal of Jurisprudence, 46: 3–36. (Scholar)
  • Grisez, Germain and Finnis, John, 1981, “The Basic Principles of Natural Law: A Reply to Ralph McInerny,” American Journal of Jurisprudence 26: 21–31; reprinted Finnis, J. (ed.), The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory: Natural Law, vol. 1, Aldershot, England: Dartmouth Publishing; New York: New York University Press, 1991, 341–51; reprinted Curran, C., McCormick, R., 1991, Readings in Moral Theology No. 7: Natural Law and Theology, New York: Paulist Press, 157–70. (Scholar)
  • Kries, Douglas, 1990, “Thomas Aquinas and the Politics of Moses”, Review of Politics, 52: 1–21. (Scholar)
  • Lee, Patrick, 1981, “Permanence of the Ten Commandments: St Thomas and his Modern Commentators”, Theological Studies, 42: 422. (Scholar)
  • Lisska, Anthony J., 1998, Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Long, Steven A., 2004, “Natural Law or Autonomous Practical Reason: Problems in the New Natural Law Theory”, in John Goyette, Mark Latvic, Richard S. Myers (eds.), St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives, Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 165–91. (Scholar)
  • MacDonald, Scott, and Stump, Eleonore (eds.), 1998, Aquinas’s Moral Theory: Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann, Ithaca: Cornell University Press (essays by a number of contemporary scholars). (Scholar)
  • McInerny, Ralph, 1980, “The Principles of Natural Law”, American Journal of Jurisprudence, 25: 1–15. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992, Aquinas on Human Action: A Theory of Practice, Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1997, Ethica Thomistica: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1997. (Scholar)
  • McInerny, Ralph, and O’Callaghan, John, 2005, “Saint Thomas Aquinas”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2005 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>. (Scholar)
  • Macintyre, Alasdair, 1990, First Principles, Final Ends, and Contemporary Philosophical Issues, Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. (Scholar)
  • Paterson, Craig, 2006, “Aquinas, Finnis, and Non-naturalism ” in Craig Paterson and Matthew S. Pugh (eds.), Analytical Thomism: traditions in dialogue, Aldershot: Ashgate, 171–93. (Scholar)
  • Pope, Stephen (ed.), 2002, The Ethics of Aquinas, Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press (essays by a number of contemporary scholars). (Scholar)
  • Rhonheimer, Martin, 2000, Natural Law and Practical Reason: A Thomist View of Moral Autonomy, New York: Fordham University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011, The Perspective of Morality: Philosophical Foundations of Thomistic Virtue Ethics, Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2012, “Practical Reason, Human Nature, and the Epistemology of Ethics”, Villanova Law Review, 57(5): 873–88. (Scholar)
  • Stump, Eleonore, 2003, Aquinas, London: Routledge. (Scholar)
  • Wheatley, Anthony Paul, 2015, “In Defence of Neo-Scholastic Ethics: A Critique of Finnis and Grisez’s New Natural Law Theory”, Ph.D. thesis, Manchester, University of Manchester, available online. (Scholar)

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