Dr. Steven Jensen Dr. Steven Jensen Tenured Professor of Philosophy; Bishop Nold Chair in Graduate Philosophy

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Dr. Steven Jensen’s areas of research include ethics, medieval philosophy, Thomas Aquinas, action theory, biomedical ethics, natural law, and human dignity. He can speak on philosophy, biomedical ethics, faith and reason, logic and Thomistic ethics.

Areas of Expertise
Ethics, Medieval Philosophy, Thomas Aquinas, Action Theory, Biomedical Ethics, Natural Law


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


  • "“Proto-Sin: A Case Study"
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (2019)
  • "The Human Person: A Beginner’s Thomistic Psychology."
    The Catholic University of America Press (2018)
  • "Sin: A Thomistic Psychology."
    he Catholic University of America Press (2018)
  • "Libertarian Free Decision: A Thomistic Account"
    The Thomist 81
  • "Living the Good Life: A Beginner’s Thomistic Ethics"
    The Catholic University of America Press (2013)
  • "Good and Evil Actions: A Journey through Saint Thomas Aquinas"
    The Catholic University of America Press (2010)
  • "Sophisticated Alienation"
    Journal of Value Inquiry
  • "Natural Law and Natural Inclinations"
    The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics
    Cambridge University Press (1900)


  • "Sophisticated Alienation: Consequentialism and the Loss of Friendship" (2018)
  • "The Dead Donor Rule as a Moral Standard for Organ Transplantation" (2017)
    The Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • "Sins from an Evil Will" (2017)
    American Maritain Association meeting
  • "Non nisi te, Domine" (2016)
    hird International Conference on Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas
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