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John J. Conley, S.J., is a Jesuit of the Maryland Province and a regular columnist for America. He is the current Francis J. Knott Chair of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University, Maryland, with a particular interest in modern French philosophy. Fr. Conley

Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyNovember 05, 2014
This Thanksgiving I will thank God for the love and encouragement of my uncle.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyOctober 08, 2014
The eugenic dream was not eliminated by the Allied victors or Nuremberg tribunals.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleySeptember 10, 2014
The traditional duty of the doctor to promote the actual good can crumble under a consumerist indenture to the patient's will.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJuly 22, 2014
It must be said.Several months ago I received an email marked urgent from one of the professional organizations to which I belong. Addressed to “Concerned Faculty Member,” the missive urged me to sign a statement promising that I would not teach, lecture or offer any other assistance to
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMay 28, 2014
Faculty members of many faiths bring a religious ardor to their pro-life commitment.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyApril 15, 2014
In the Aristotelian perspective, friendship does not confine itself to the private sphere.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMarch 18, 2014
The extension of euthanasia to children is not the last frontier in the euthanasia campaign.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyFebruary 19, 2014
Sunday is the contemplative space given outright to help us discover who we really are.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJanuary 22, 2014
More than ever, the cross exposes the pretensions of our threadbare metaphysical systems.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyNovember 26, 2013
For Marcel a society defined by material possessions ends up considering life itself a joke.