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Craig Paterson

Topanga, California, United States

Email: cpaterson65@aol.com

Home page: http://dr.c.paterson.googlepages.com

Contemporary philosopher with a special interest in bioethics. Educated at Glasgow
Caledonian University, Scotland; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; University of York,
England; Saint Louis University, USA. He has previously held teaching appointments at
Saint Louis University, USA and Providence College, USA. He is currently an
independent scholar. Paterson is a significant contributor to contemporary discourse on
biomedical ethics in the natural law tradition, especially in the areas of assisted suicide,
euthanasia and killing and letting die. He adopts a revised non-naturalist approach to
natural law ethics influenced by the practical reasoning approach of Aquinas, the
intuitionalism of G.E. Moore, and others. He was appointed an Honorary Colonel in the
Alabama State Militia by the Governor.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • David Blaize
  • David of Kings
  • The Harrovians: A Tale of Public School Life
  • Nonfiction

  • Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Natural Law Ethics Approach
  • Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue
  • The Contribution of Natural Law Theory to Moral and Legal Debate Concerning Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia
  • The Life of Alcibiades: The Idol of Athens