Dr. Steven Jensen Dr. Steven Jensen Professor

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Dr. Steven Jensen’s areas of research include ethics, Medieval philosophy, Thomas Aquinas and biomedical ethics. He can speak on philosophy, biomedical ethics, faith and reason, logic and Thomistic ethics.

Areas of Expertise
Ethics, Thomas Aquinas, Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Philosophy (PHD) - University of Notre Dame (1993)


  • ""Aquinas's Original Discovery: A Reply to Barnwell,""
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 92
  • ""Libertarian Free Decision: A Thomistic Account,""
    The Thomist 81
  • "Venial Sin and the Ultimate End," in Aquinas’s Disputed Questions on Evil: A Critical Guide, edited by M. V. Dougherty."
    Cambridge University Press
  • "Knowing the Natural Law: From Precepts and Inclinations to Deriving Oughts."
    The Catholic University of America Press
  • "“Causal Constraints on Intention: A Critique of Tollefsen On the Phoenix Case”"
    National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
    (2014) Page 273-293
  • "“The Roots of Transhumanism”"
    Nova et Vetera
    (2014) Page 515-541
  • "“Omissions and Their Causes”"
    Acta Philosophica
    (2013) Page 117-133
  • "Living the Good Life: a Beginner’s Thomistic Ethics"
    The Catholic University of America Press (2013)
  • "Virtuous Deliberations and the Passions"
    The Thomist
    (2013) Vol. 77 Page 1-35
  • "Good and Evil Actions: A Journey through Saint Thomas Aquinas"
    The Catholic University of America Press (2010)


  • "“Intention and Its Constraints”" (2014)
    University of Adolfo Ibanez, Santiago, Chile
  • "The Roots of Transhumanism" (2013)
    Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • "How Are the First Precepts Per Se Nota?" (2013)
    48th International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • "”Moving from Is to Ought”" (2012)
    International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • "“Conscience in Healthcare: a Reply to Tristam Engelhardt”" (2011)
    Conference on Health Care in a Secular Culture: The Conscience of Physicians & Nurses at Risk