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Dr. Steven Jensen

 

Jensen, Steven
Center for Thomistic Studies
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1993
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN, 1987

Experience

Teaching:

  • 2007-present, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas
  • 2006-07, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wheeling Jesuit University
  • 1998-06, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Mary
  • 1993-98, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Mary

Recent Publications:

  • The Ethics of Organ Transplantation (edited). Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011.
  • Good and Evil Actions: A Journey through Saint Thomas Aquinas. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2010.
  • “Introduction on Organ Transplantation,” in The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, edited by Steven J. Jensen. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011.
  • “Killing and Letting Die,” in The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, edited by Steven J. Jensen. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011.
  • “Getting Inside the Acting Person,” International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2010): 461-71

Recent Lectures & Papers:

  • “Love for Animals: Singer and Aquinas,” at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 12-15, 2011.
  • “The Grand Illusion: The Collective Good of Consequentialism vs. the Common Good,” at the 34th American Maritain Association Conference, Canton, Ohio October 14-16, 2010.
  • “Organ Transplantation and Death,” at the Catholic Bio-medical Ethics Seminar on End-of-Life issues, Vietnamese Dominican Sisters, Houston, Texas, June 12, 2010.
  • “Omissions and Their Causes,” at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 13-16, 2010.
  • “Omissions and Their Causes,” at the Center for Thomistic Studies colloquium, Houston, Texas, May 6, 2010.

Teaching Areas
Philosophy of the Human Person; Modern Philosophy; Biomedical Ethics (undergraduate); Faith and Reason; Ethics; Logic; Biomedical Ethics (graduate); Evil (graduate); Introduction to Thomistic Ethics (graduate)

Research Areas

  • Ethics
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Biomedical Ethics

Curriculum Vitae