The University of St. Thomas

Toner, Christopher H.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Phone: (651) 962-5355
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5355
Fax: (651) 962.5340

Mailing Address:
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 238

Current Courses
Course Title Credit Hours Days Time
115 - 04 Philosophy of Human Person 4 M  -   W  -  F 0935-1040
214 - 07 Introductory Ethics 4 M  -   W  -  F 1215-1320
214 - 10 Introductory Ethics 4 M  -   W  -  F 1335-1440

Associate Editor, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (ACPQ)

Academic History
Ph.D., Notre Dame 2003

Areas of Specialization
Moral Theory
Military Ethics

Previous Academic Position
Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Air Command and Staff College

Distinguished Visiting Professor, USAF Academy, 2007-2008

Selected Publications
"The Logical Structure of Just War Theory," The Journal of Ethics, June 2010.

"Virtue Ethics and the Nature and Forms of Egoism, Journal of Philosophical Research, 2010.

"Sorts of Naturalism: Requirements for a Successful Theory," Metaphilosophy, April 2008.

"Catastrophe and Eucatastrophe: Russell and Tolkien on the True Form of Fiction," New Blackfriars, January 2008.

:"Just Cause and Proper Authority in the Just War Tradition: from Salamanca to Königsberg . . . and Back?" The Modern Schoolman, November 2007.

"Was Aquinas an Egoist?" The Thomist, October 2007.

"Military Service as a Practice: Integrating the Sword and Shield Approaches to Military Ethics," Journal of Military Ethics, November 2006.

"The Self-Centredness Objection to Virtue Ethics," Philosophy, October 2006.

"Aristotelian Well-Being: A Response to L.W. Sumner's Critique," Utilitas, September 2006.

"Pascal's First Wager Reconsidered: A Virtue Theoretic View," (with Patrick Toner), International Philosophical Quarterly, March 2006.

"Victoria's Integral Realism: Proportionality, Totality, and the Realism/Liberalism Dichotomy" in Teaching, Faith and Service: The Foundations of Freedom, The University of Portland Press, 2006. 

"Just War and the Supreme Emergency Exemption," The Philosophical Quarterly, October 2005.

"Angelic Sin in Aquinas and Scotus and the Genesis of Some Central Objections to Contemporary Virtue Ethics," The Thomist, January 2005.

"Just War and Graduated Discrimination," the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Fall 2004.

"Akrasia Revisited: An Interpretation and Defense of Aristotle," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Summer 2003.

"Maritain and MacIntyre on Moral Education" in Jacques Maritain and the Many Ways of Knowing, The Catholic University of America Press, 2002.