ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of PHILOSOPHYPhilosophy Department JRC 241; University of St. Thomas
Dr. Lemmons's Home Page UST Faculty Web Page
DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
President, University Faculty for Life, 2016 --
Issue Editor for Studia Gilsoniana, 2018 --
Advisory Board Member, John Paul II Institute of the University of St. Thomas, Texas, 2018 -
Plenary Address, American Catholic Philosophical Association:
"Are the Love Precepts Really Natural Law's Primary Precepts?"
1990 Young Scholars
Award, American Catholic Philosophical Association:
"Natural Inclinations and Moral Absolutes: A Mediated Correspondence for Aquinas."
Ph.D. University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. Dissertation: "Love and the First Principles of St. Thomas's Natural Law." Degree awarded, 1988.
M.A. Niagara University, New York. Thesis: "Degrees of Immateriality in Sense Knowledge: An Exegesis of the Texts of Thomas Aquinas." Degree awarded, 1982.
B.S. State University of
New York at Binghamton. Majors: Biochemistry and Political Science. Research
in Immunology: "An Assay for Hemoglobin's Antibodies." Degree awarded, 1979.
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff; Assistant Professor, 1989-91.
University of St. Thomas, Houston; part-time, 1983-84.
RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Ultimate Normative Foundations: The Case for Aquinas's Personalist Natural Law. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield: 2017 (paperback with revised index). Originally published 2011. (available at Lexington Books) (available at amazon.com) ( revised index for hardback copy)
Edited Woman as Prophet in the Home and World: Interdisciplinary Investigations. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
"Introduction: The Hour of Woman; The Hour of Prophesying Love," xiii-xxvii.
"The Feminine Genius, Personalist Feminism, and the Call for Women to Prophesy According to John Paul II," pp. 31-44.
"Prophetic Femininity in the Bible, the Church, and Nature: Reflections on John Paul II's Prophetism of Femininity and Marian Ecclesiology," pp. 79-108.
"Afterword: Discussion of Key Interdisciplinary Findings and Lessons," pp. 231-250.
II: ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
In New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy, Edited by Robert L. Fastiggi. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale, 2013.
IV-A: ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS PUBLISHED UNDER MARRIED NAME LEMMONS
"Unity, Diversity, and Maritain’s Stages of Civilization: Reconsiderations." In Search of Harmony: Metaphysics and Politics, edited by James Hanink. American Maritain Association Series. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press (forthcoming 2019).
"Countering the Crisis of American Democracy with the Thomistic Personalism of Aquinas and John Paul II." Quaestiones Disputatae, Vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2019): 218-249.
"Life and Love: The Mission of Personalist Feminism in Combating the Culture of Death." Life and Learning XXVIII (2018): 121-131. http://www.uffl.org/pdfs/vol28/UFL_2018_Lemmons.pdf.
“A Word from the Editor.” Studia Gilsoniana: A Journal in Classical Philosophy 7 no. 3(July-September 2018): 409-418, https://DOI: 10.26385/SG.070319.
"Book Review of An Aristotelian Feminism by Sarah Borden Sharkey, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 92 #1 (2017): 13-15.
"Modes of Re-enchantment: John Paul II and the Role of Familial Love," Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies XXIX (2017): 91-114.
"Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the Family," in The New Evangelization and the 25th Anniversary of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, ed. Elizabeth C. Shaw (Notre Dame, IN: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, 2017), 83-101.
Book Review of Searching for a Universal Ethic: Multidisciplinary, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Responses to the Catholic Natural Law Tradition, edited by John Berkman and William C. Mattison III," Journal of Church and State 58:4 (2016): 759-761 (doi: 10.1093/jcs/csw084). DOI: https://dio.org?10.1093/jcs/csw084.
"Compassion, Assisted Suicide, and the Problem of Suffering," Life and Learning XXV (2015): 209-224.
"Love and the Metaphysics of Being: Aquinas, Clarke, and Wojtyla," Questiones Disputatae, 6:1 (Fall 2015): 58-72.
"Aquinas as Teacher of Humanity: Lessons of Truth and Love." InThomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity, edited by John P. Hittinger, Daniel C. Wagner, 360-379. Cambridge Scholars Publications, 2015.
"Keeping Love Alive: A Reflection on Karol Wojtyla's The Jeweler's Shop," Well Read Mom Newsletter 2015
"The Role of the Moral Imagination in Happiness," Well Read Mom Newsletter 2014
**"The Affordable Care Act and Religious Liberty: Principles of Adjudication." In The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, edited by Fritz Allholf and Mark Hall, 179-192. Routledge, 2014.
Book Review of Thomism and Tolerance by John F. X. Knasas. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly vol. 87 #4 (2013): 788-790.
***Indeterminacy Thesis and the Normativity of Practical Reason," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association Vol. 85 (2012): 265-282.
***"Compassion and the Personalism of American Jurisprudence: Bioethical Entailments," Pp, 59-74 in Bioethics with Liberty and Justice: Themes in the Work of Joseph M. Boyle. ed. Christopher Tollefson. New York: Springer, 2010.
***"Reason in Context: Does Suffering Defeat Eudaimonic Practical Reasoning?" Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association Vol. 83 (2009): 155-172. DOI: 10.5840/acpaproc20098313
"Terrorism, Defensive Torture and the Crisis in International Rights Law," University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 3 #1 (Spring 2009): 71-79.
***"Juridical Prudence and the Toleration of Evil: Aquinas and John Paul II," University of St. Thomas Law Journal 4 #1 (2006): 25-46.
***"Tolerance, Society and the First Amendment: Reconsiderations," University of St. Thomas Law Journal 3 #1 (2005): 75-91.
***"The True Source of Parental Obligations," Life and Learning XIV: 219-224 [The 2004 Proceedings of the Fourteenth University Faculty of Life Conference] Ed. Joseph Koterski, S.J.]
"Priesthood and the Masculinity of Christ," on-line at http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=6586
"On Ordaining Women," Correspondence in First Things 135 (August/September 2003): 2-11.
****"Equality, Gender and John Paul II," Logos 5:3 (2002): 111-130.
"Are the Love Precepts Really Natural Law's Primary Precepts?" ACPA Proc. LXVI (1992): 45-71.
****"Rediscovering Eudaimonistic Teleology," The Monist 75, 1 (Jan. 1992): 71-83.
IV-B: PUBLICATIONS UNDER MAIDEN NAME: HAYDEN
"The 'Feminism' of Aquinas' Natural Law: Relationships, Love and New Life," Ch. 15, p. 237-242 in Abortion: A New Generation of Catholic Responses. Ed. Stephen J. Heaney. Braintree, MA: The Pope John Center, 1992.
***"Aquinas and Natural Human Fulfillment: Inconsistencies?" ACPA Proc. LXV (l991): 215-233.
***"Natural Inclinations and Moral Absolutes: A Mediated Correspondence for Aquinas," ACPA Proc. LXIV (l990): 130-50. (The 1990 ACPA Machette Award)
"Love: The Heart of Christian Life," In The Catholic Woman, edited with Preface by Ralph McInerny, 101-124. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990.
***"The Paradox of Aquinas' Altruism: From Self-Love to Love of Others," ACPA Proc. LXIII (l989): 72-84.
Book Review of Hugo Meynell's Freud, Marx, and Morals, The Canadian Catholic Review, 3 (1985), 31.
"A Philosophical Critique of the Brain Death Movement," Linacre Quarterly, 49 (1982): 240-247.
"Make Your Own Man (Possibilities
in Genetic Manipulation)," SUNY-Binghamton's Science Journal 1 (1978):
V: PRESENTATIONS and BLOGS (**Invited presentations)
**“Life and Love: The Mission of Personalist Feminism in Combating the Culture of Death.” Paper presented at the University Faculty for Life Conference, Dallas, Texas, June 2018.
** "The Crisis of Civilization of Civilization and John Paul II’s Prophetic Role of Women." Paper presented at the John Paul II Forum and the University of St. Thomas Workshop on John Paul II and the Feminine Genius, Houston, Texas, June 2018.
** “Genesis as Prophetic for Oneself.” Paper presented at the John Paul II Forum and the University of St. Thomas Workshop on John Paul II and the Feminine Genius, Houston, Texas, June 2018.
“Marian Spirituality and Ecclesiology."” Paper presented at the John Paul II Forum and the University of St. Thomas Workshop on John Paul II and the Feminine Genius, Houston, Texas, June 2018.
“The Prophetic Dimensions of the Feminine Genius.” Paper presented at the John Paul II Forum and the University of St. Thomas Workshop on John Paul II and the Feminine Genius, Houston, Texas, June 2018.
“Implementing the Feminine Genius Via Merciful Love, Personalist Feminism, and Government Policies." Paper presented at the John Paul II Forum and the University of St. Thomas Workshop on John Paul II and the Feminine Genius, Houston, Texas, June 2018.
“The Contribution of Thomistic Personalism to Christian Natural Law,” Paper presented at the Personalism Conference, Franciscan University of Steubenville, May 2018.
"The Role of the Declaration of Independence in American Bioethics.” Paper presented at the University Faculty for Life Conference. Minneapolis, June 2017.
“Unity Amidst Diversity: Maritain’s Political Philosophy.” Paper presented at the American Maritain Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2-4, 2017.
“Pope Francis and the Family as God’s Dream.” Paper presented at the Symposium on Pope Francis’s Vision for the Renewal of the Church, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio, November 2016.
"Compassion, Assisted Suicide and the Problem of Evil." Paper presented at University Faculty for Life, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, 2015.
"Woman as the Guide to Man: The Prophecies of Femininity," Paper presented at a conference sponsored by the Siena Symposium for Women, Family and Culture. St. Paul, 2014.
"Loneliness and Redemption." Paper presented at the University Faculty for Life Conference, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, June 2014.
"To Be or Not To Be: Can Thomistic Antropology survive the Discoveries of Neuorscience, and the Challenges of Scientific Materialism, and Atheism? Paper presented at Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, John Paul II Forum, and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, 2014.
"Why Woman; Why Man?" Paper presented for the Siena Symposium for Women, Family and Culture at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 2013.
"Personalist Feminism," blog interview, 2010 at http://true-feminism.blogspot.com/2010/personalist-femnism.html
"Wojtyla on the Need for Thomistic Personalism." Paper presented at the annnual meeting of the Society for Thomistic Personalism. Creighton, Nov. 2008.
"The Need for Thomistic Personalism According to Karol Wojtya," UST Philosophy Colloquium, St. Paul, MN, Oct. 2008.
"John Paul II's Universal Call to Personalist Feminism." Paper presented at the Siena Symposium conference on Mulieris Dignitatem and the Church's Social Vision: The Feminine Genius in the Pursuit of the Common Good, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, Oct. 2008.
"John Paul II on Women: Reflections on Mulieris Dignitatem." Paper presented at the Quaerentes Veritatem Colloquium, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, Sept. 2008.
***"The War on Terrorism and the Legitimacy of International Human Rights Law." Paper presented at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Sept. 2008.
**"The Contribution of Wojtyla's Personalism to Natural Law." Paper presented at the Humanae Vitae: The Person and the Thought of John Paul II Conference, St. Paul Seminary School of Theology, St. Paul, MN, June 2008.
"The Blessed Mother as the Warrior Philosopher," Theology on Tap, St. Paul, MN, April 2008.
"Reconsidering Capital Punishment from the Catholic Perspective." Lecture at the Good Shepherd Parish, Golden Valley, Feb. 2008.
"Blessed Virgin Mary: The Model of Femininity," Lecture at the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN, on January 2008 and St. Joseph's Parish, West St. Paul, MN, May 2008.
"Fides et Ratio: The Major Points," Paper presented at the Seminar on The Vocation of Teaching Undergraduate Ethics, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, June 2007.
"Contemplation as the Key to Integration," Reclaiming the Integrated Life: How Does Catholic Social Thought Counsel Women in the Professions. Beyond Careers to Callings. St. Paul. June 2007.
"Was Ayn Rand Inconsistent in Upholding a Right to Suicide?" Friday Afternoon Argument Session. St. Paul. April 2007.
"Moral and Practical Rationality." Connecting with the Catholic Philosophical Tradition. St. Paul. January 2007.
"Feminism and Catholic Social Thought," Recasting Catholic Social Thought: Bringing Women's Issues and Contributions to the Forefront. St. Paul. June 2006.
"On Prudence Allen's 'Can Feminism Be Humanism?'" Recasting Catholic Social Thought: Bringing Women's Issues and Contributions to the Forefront. St. Paul. June 2006.
"On Elizabeth Fox-Genovese's 'Equality, Difference, and the Practical Problems of a New Feminism,'" Recasting Catholic Social Thought. St. Paul. June 2006.
"On Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's Mary: The Church at the Source," Recasting Catholic Social Thought. St. Paul. June 2006.
**"Juridical Prudence: Wojtyla and Aquinas," Public Policy, Prudential Judgment and the Catholic Social Tradition. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy. Spring 2006.
**"Suffering and Transcendence," University of St. Thomas Conference in Houston on Suffering and Hope, Fall 2005.
"Towards a Philosophy of Gender," Fides et Ratio. UST Catholic Studies Workshop, Summer 2005.
**"Tolerance, Society and the Establishment Clause," Fides et Iustitia. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy. Spring 2005.
"Catholics and the 2004 Election," Panel Discussion for Catholic Studies. Fall 2004.
"Pro-life Feminism: A Contradiction in Terms?" Human Life Alliance Conference, Fall 2004.
"Controversial Issue: The Church, Politics and You," St. Joseph's Parish, Fall 2004.
"The Pied Piper of Parental Obligations: Commentary on Dr. Peach's "Parental Obligations," Annual Convention of the University Faculty for Life, 2004.
"Reflections on Centesimus Annus and the Juridical/Political Parameters of Vocation and Feminism." John Paul II and the Vocation of the Professional Woman. Spring 2004.
"Controversial Issue: Suffering, Medicine and the Time to Die," St. Joseph's Parish, Spring 2004.
"Controversial Issue: Sex, God and Virginity," St. Joseph's Parish, Spring 2004.
"Modern Biology Meets Aquinas and Vice Versa," 2003 Summer Workshop: Philosophy in a New Key.
"Pro-Life Feminism," Midwest Collegiate Pro-life Conference, 2002.
"Aquinas on the Obligations of Love in Charity and Natural Law," Society of Christian Philosophy, 2002.
"Love and Rights: A Medieval Reconciliation," International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2001.
"Against the Impossibility and Implausibility of Thomistic Natural Law," Minnesota Philosophical Society, 2000.
"Fides et Ratio: Recovery of Natural Law," Diocese of Portland, Oregon, Dec. 1999.
"Discovering Moral Values," University of St. Thomas' Philosophy Colloquium, March 1999.
"On the Vocation of Woman in the Church," Engaging Truth Discussion Forum, Center for Catholic Studies, Dec. 1998.
"Against MacIntyre's Metaethical Perspectivism," Minnesota Philosophical Society, Oct. 1998
**"The Love of God as the Primary Principle of Eudaimonic Happiness," Second Annual Aquinas Lecture, West Liberty State College, April 1998.
**"Natural Law and Love: Transcendent Self-Love and Justice," American Maritain Society. March 1994.
"Self-evidence and the Good," International Medieval and Renaissance Congress. Kalamazoo, May 1994.
"The Logic of Aquinas's Natural Law," Society of Christian Philosophers. California, January 1993.
**Plenary Keynote Paper for the 1992 Annual Convention of the American Catholic Philosophical Association: "Are the Love Precepts Really Natural Law's Primary Precepts?" Also published in ACPA Proc. LXVI (1992): 45-71.
**"Sailing with Aquinas Between the Syclla and Charybdis of Christian Love," International Thomist Society. Boston, Spring 1991.
**"The Just War Theory," Keynote Address for "Christian Perspectives on the Middle East." Sponsored by Flagstaff Ministerial Association, Spring 1991.
**"Love: The Heart of Christian Life." Wethersfield Conference. New York, September l990. Also published in Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute, Vol. 3 (1990): 101-124.
"Personal Identity and the Metaphysics of Death," University of Northern Arizona Colloquium. Flagstaff, Spring 1989.
"Natural Inclinations and Moral Absolutes," University of St. Thomas Colloquium. St. Paul, 1988.
**"The Catholic Challenge in a Sex Oriented Society," St. Helena's Church, Minneapolis, 1987.
"Thomistic Truths Substantiating
Empirical Science," Center for Thomistic Studies Colloquium. Houston, l984.
ASSOCIATION AND INSTITUTE OFFICES: PRESENT AND PAST
University Faculty for Life (president, 2016 -- )
Advisory Board Member, John Paul II Institute, University of St. Thomas, Houston (2019 -- )
Society for Thomistic Personalism (founding president 2008 -- )
Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture (co-founding, co-director, 2003-16)
American Catholic Philosophical Association (executive committee, 1990-93)