law & ethics articles and book chapters

The following is a list of some of Professor Beckwith’s published articles and book chapters in law and ethics. Access to most of them requires a subscription.

Does Judith Jarvis Thomson Really Grant the Prolife View of Fetal Personhood in Her Defense of Abortion?: A Rawlsian Assessment.International Philosophical Quarterly 54.4 (December 2014)

Fides, Ratio et Juris: How Some Courts and Some Legal Theorists Misrepresent the Rational Status of Religious Beliefs.” In Reason, Revelation, and the Civic Order: Political Philosophy and the Claims of Faith. Edited by Paul R. DeHart and Carson Holloway. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. Pp. 173-202.

“Secular Bioethics and Its Challenge to the Catholic Citizen.” Nova et Vetra English Edition 12.2 (2014): 471-481

“Personal Bodily Rights, Abortion, and Unplugging the Violinist.” In Today’s Moral Issues: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives, 7/ed., ed. Daniel Bonevac. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013. Pp. 333-359. Republication of an article that appeared in International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (March 1992): 105-118.

“On Making the Case for Life: On St. Peter’s Counsel to Always Be Ready.” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13.4 (Winter 2013): 601-609

“Justificatory Liberalism and Same-Sex Marriage.” Ratio Juris: An International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law 26.4 (December 2013): 487-509.

“Potentials and Burdens: A Response to Giubilini and Minerva.” Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (May 2013): 341-344.

“Zygotes, Embryos, and Subsistence: A Response to Corcoran.” Philosophia Christi 14.1 (Summer 2012): 209-219.

“The Human Being, a Person of Substance: A Response to Dean Stretton.” In Persons, Moral Worth, and Embryos: A Critical Analysis of Pro-Choice Arguments. Edited by Stephen Napier. (Dordrecht: Springer, 2011), 67-83.

“Dignity Never Been Photographed: Scientific Materialism, Enlightenment Liberalism, and Steven Pinker.” Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics 26.2 (Summer 2010): 93-110.

“How To Be An Anti-Intelligent Design Advocate.University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy 4.1 (2009-2010): 35-65

“Must Theology Sit in the Back of Secular Bus?: The Federal Courts’ View of Religion and Its Status as Knowledge.” Journal of Law & Religion 24.2 (2008-2009): 547-568

“The Courts, Natural Rights, and Religious Claims as Knowledge.” Santa Clara Law Review 49.2 (2009): 429-458.

“Arguments from Bodily Rights: A Critical Analysis.” In What’s Wrong?: Applied Ethicists and Their Critics. 2/e. Edited by David Boonin and Graham Oddie. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. Pp. 108-114.

“Bioethics, the Christian Citizen, and the Pluralist Game.” Christian Bioethics 13 (May 2007): 159-170.

“The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and Abortion Law.” Liberty University Law Review 1.1 (2006): 37-72.

“The Court of Disbelief: The Constitution’s Article VI Religious Test Prohibition and the Judiciary’s Religious Motive Analysis.” Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 33.2&3 (Winter and Spring 2006): 337-360.

“Taking Theology Seriously: The Status of the Religious Beliefs of Judicial Nominees for the Federal Bench.” Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 20.1 (2006): 455-471.

“Defending Abortion Philosophically: A Review of David Boonin’s A Defense of Abortion.” Journal of Medicine & Philosophy 31 (April 2006): 177-203.

“Rawls’s Dangerous Idea?: Liberalism, Evolution, and the Legal Requirement of Religious Neutrality in Public Schools.” Journal of Law and Religion 20.2 (2004-05): 423-458.

“Gimme That Ol’ Time Separation: A Review Essay.” Chapman Law Review 8.1 (2005): 309-27.

“Thomson’s `Equal Reasonableness’ Argument for Abortion Rights: A Critique.” American Journal of Jurisprudence 49.1 (2004): 185-198

“The Explanatory Power of the Substance View of Persons.” Christian Bioethics 10.1 (2004): 33-54.

“When You Come to a Fork In the Road, Take It?: Abortion, Personhood, and the Jurisprudence of Neutrality.” Journal of Church and State 44.3 (Summer 2003): 485-497.

“Consent, Sex, and the Prenatal Rapist: A Brief Reply to McDonagh”s Suggested Revision of Roe v. Wade.” (co-authored with Steven D. Thomas). Journal of Libertarian Studies 17.3 (Summer 2003): 1-16

“Science and Religion Twenty Years After McLean v. Arkansas: Evolution, Public Education, and the New Challenge of Intelligent Design.” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 26.2 (Spring 2003): 455-499.

“Cloning and Reproductive Liberty.” Nevada Law Journal 3.1 (Fall 2002): 61-87

“Law, Religion, and the Metaphysics of Abortion: A Reply to Simmons.” Journal of Church and State 43.1 (Winter 2001): 19-33

“Taking Abortion Seriously: A Philosophical Critique of the New Anti-Abortion Rhetorical Shift.” Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics 17.3(Fall 2001): 155-166.

“Physician-Value Neutrality: A Critique” (co-authored with John Peppin). Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 28.1 (Spring 2000): 67-77.

“The `Nobody Deserves His or Her Talents Argument for Affirmative Action’: A Critical Analysis.” Social Theory and Practice vol. 25, no. 1 (Spring 1999):53-60.

“The Ethics of Referral Kickbacks and Self-Referral and the HMO Physician as Gatekeeper: An Ethical Analysis.” Journal of Social Philosophy28.3 (Winter 1996): 41-48.

“Personal Bodily Rights, Abortion, and Unplugging the Violinist.” International Philosophical Quarterly 32.1 (March 1992): 105-118.