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  • School of Philosophy
  • Expertise

  • Political Philosophy
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Natural Law Theory
  • The Common Good
  • Catholic Social Thought
  • Research focus

    Lewis works primarily in political and legal philosophy, with a particular focus on classical natural right and the theory of natural law: their character, history, and application to contemporary issues in politics and law. He also is associate editor of The American Journal of Jurisprudence.

    In the Media


    • Religious Freedom, the Good of Religion and the Common Good: The Challenges of Pluralism, Privilege

      The article defends an account of the basis of religious freedom on the grounds of the good of religion itself in human life against other recent accounts, some of which are related to the recent controversy over the Department of Health and Human Services mandate.

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    • Aristotle, the Common Good, and Us

      Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, vol. 87 (2013), pp. 69-88.

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    • Democracy and Catholic Social Teaching: Continuity, Development, and Challenge

      published in "Studia Gilsoniana" 3: 167-90. The entire issue of the publication was a festschrift in honor of Jude Dougherty, former dean of the School of Philosophy.

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