Jacques Maritain Center

Dissertations Directed by Ralph McInerny

Compiled by Christopher Kaczor

1. Matthew John Kelly, The Interpretation of St. Thomas Aquinas of Aristotle, Physica 191a7-8: "The Underlying Nature is Known by Analogy,” 1963.

2. Laurence T. Murphy, The Role of Nature and Connaturality in Moral Philosophy according to St. Thomas Aquinas, 1964.

3. Patrick E. Cavanaugh, The Doctrine of Assent of John Henry Newman, 1964.

4. Miriam Therese Larkin,  A Study of Language in the Philosophy of Aristotle, 1965.

5. Carroll Clay Kearley, The Non-Eleatic Concept of Being in the Works of Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1965,

6. James T. King, The Development of Hume’s Moral Philosophy from 1740-1751: The Relationship of the Treatise and the Second Enquiry, 1967.

7. Sister George Marie Caspar, Gabriel Marcel’s Metaphysics of Integral Human Experience, 1968.

8. George Arthur Martin, An Interpretive Principle for Understanding Kierkegaard, 1969.

9. Daryl John Glick, Freedom, Destiny and Philosophy: An Examination of Blondel’s L’action, 1969.

10. Eugene Carr Buckley, A Philosophical Treatise Concerning Certain Mathematical Aspects of the Rule of the Majority, 1969.

11. William H. Bruening, The Naturalistic Fallacy and Value Terms in Ethics, 1969.

12. Bahram Jamalpur, God and Man: A Historical and Critical Comparison of Ibn Sina and Molavi within the Esoteric Iranian Tradition of Islamic philosophy, 1971.

13. Donald Henry D’Amour,  Aristotle on Heroes, 1971.

14. Ralph Henry Johnson, The Concept of Existence in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript, 1972.

15. Roderick P. Hughes, The notion of the ethical in Kierkegaard, 1973.

16. Kerry J. Koller, Christianity and Philosophy according to Kierkegaard’s Johannes Climacus, 1974.

17. Dolores M. Clarke, Moral Dispositions in Kant’s Ethics, 1974,

18. James Gillon, Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind: A Critical Commentary. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1975.

19. Theresa H. Sandok, O.S.M., Kierkegaard on Irony and Humor. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1975.

20. Charles Morton Natoli, Nietzsche and Pascal: Visions of Christianity. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1976.

21. Francis William Voellmecke, Moral Reasoning: Aquinas and Hare. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1976.

22. Kevin Nordberg, Philosophy, History, and the Crisis of the Modern Age : Unity in the Thought of R. G. Collingwood, 1977.

23. Thomas Joseph Gerald, Lessing’s Philosophy of Art : A Chapter in the History of Aesthetics, 1977.

24. Gerard Casey, Inference, Assent and First Principles in John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1983.

25. Patricia A. Guinan, Carthusian Prayer and Hugh of Balma's Viae Sion Lugent. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1985.

26. Robert George Kennedy, Thomas Aquinas and the Literal Sense of Sacred Scripture. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1985.

27. Thomas S. Hibbs,  The Pedagogy of Law and Virtue in the Summa Theologiae, 1987.

28. Gregory L. Froelich, Thomas Aquinas on Friendship and the Political Common Good, 1988.

29. Robert D. Anderson, Medieval Speculative Grammar: A Study of the Modistae. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1989.

30. Mary Frances Sparrow, The Praeambula Fidei according to St. Thomas Aquinas, 1989.

31. Kevin Dean Kolbeck, The Prima Via : Natural Philosophy’s Approach to God, 1991.

32. Karen M. Kuss, Obedience as a Virtue : A Thomistic Consideration, 1991.

33. William Mark Smillie, Phantasia: In Defense of Thomas Aquinas' Account of Imagination. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1992.

34. Arthur Hippler, Impediments to Aristotle’s Life-Sciences. Boston College Dissertation, 1993.

35. Anthony P. Andres, A Thomistic Definition of the Dialectical Topic. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1993.

36. Steven John Jensen, Intrinsically Evil Actions according to St. Thomas Aquinas. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1993.

37. Brian T. Kelly, Aquinas on Gravitational Motion: An Investigation. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1994.

38. Thomas DeSales D’Andrea, The Doctrine of Cause of Being in Aquinas’s Summa contra Gentiles: A Case Study in Christian Philosophy, 1994.

39. Thomas Anthony Cavanaugh, Double Effect Reasoning: A Critique and Defense, 1995.

40. Brendan R. Kelly, On the Nature of the Human Intellect in Aristotle's De Anima: An Investigation into the Controversy Surrounding Thomas Aquinas' De Unitate Intellectus Contra Averroistas. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1995.

41. Christopher Kaczor, Thomas Aquinas and Proportionalism: An Evaluation of Their Compatibility. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1996.

42. John Patrick Thomas O'Callaghan, Mental Representation: St. Thomas and the De Interpretatione. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1996.

43. Joshua Peter Hochschild, The Semantics of Analogy According to Thomas de Vio Cajetan's De Nominum Analogia. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1996.

44. Randall B. Smith, How the Old Law Shows Forth the Precepts of the Natural Law : A Commentary on Certain Questions Concerning the Law in the Summa of Theology of Thomas Aquinas, 1998.

45. Timothy L. Smith, Thomas Aquinas’ Trinitarian Theology : A Study in Theological Method, 1999

46. Michael M. Waddell, Truth Beloved:  Thomas Aquinas and the Relational Transcendentals, 2000.

47. Raymond F. Hain IV, Practically Virtuous: Instrumental Practical Reason and the Virtues, 2009.

48. Patrick M. Gardner, Dante and the Suffering Soul, 2009.