Secondary Sources

A useful secondary literature exists related to De Koninck’s work and the subjects in philosophy and theology about which he taught and wrote. Below is The Project’s current list of secondary sources. It is a work in progress; a categorized and more functional bibliography is under construction. Please contact The Editor about any omissions or additions.

Alexander, Irene. “Human Dignity and the Primacy of the Common Good According to the Wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.” Ph.D., Ave Maria University, 2013. [link]

Armour, Leslie. “The Philosophy of Charles De Koninck.” In The Writings of Charles De Koninck: Volume One, edited and translated by Ralph McInerny, 1–68. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008.


Blum, Christopher O. “The Prospect of an Aristotelian Biology.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 87 (2013): 89–101. https://doi.org/10.5840/acpaproc20143315.


Brungardt, John G. “Charles De Koninck and the Sapiential Character of Natural Philosophy.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 90, no. 1 (2016): 1–24. https://doi.org/10.5840/acpq20161570.


———. “St. Thomas and Modern Natural Science: Reconsidering Abstraction from Matter.” In Cognoscens in Actu Est Ipsum Cognitum in Actu: Sobre Los Tipos y Grados de Conocimiento, edited by Carlos Augusto Casanova G. and Ignacio Serrano del Pozo. Santiago: RIL Editores, 2018.


Chaberek, O.P., Michael. Aquinas and Evolution. The Chartwell Press, 2017.


De Koninck, Thomas. “Charles De Koninck: A Biographical Sketch.” In The Writings of Charles De Koninck: Volume One, edited and translated by Ralph McInerny, 69–97. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008.


Dewan, Lawrence. “De Koninck, Charles (1906-1965).” In The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, edited by Eugene Benson and William Toye, 2nd ed., 283–84. Toronto/New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

———. “The Importance of Substance.” In Form and Being: Studies in Thomistic Metaphysics, 96–130. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2006.


Eschmann, O.P., I. Thomas. “In Defense of Maritain.” The Aquinas Review 4 (1997): 133–69.


Fradet, Pierre-Alexandre. “Charles De Koninck et la pensée spéculative contemporaine (Meillassoux, Grant, Garcia, Bergson) : Une étude comparative autour de la question du réel.” Laval théologique et philosophique 72, no. 2 (2016): 227–59. https://doi.org/10.7202/1039309ar.

———. “Propos sur l’image de Charles De Koninck.” Nouvelles Vues 17, no. Winter-Spring (2016). [link]


Gagné, Armand, ed. Mélanges à La Mémoire de Charles De Koninck. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 1968.


Gardner, Katherine M. “The Lord Possessed Me in the Beginning of His Ways: Mary and the Trinitarian Order of the Universe (A Commentary on Charles De Koninck’s Ego Sapientia: The Wisdom That Is Mary).” Ave Maria University, 2013. [link]


Guilbeau, O.P., Aquinas. “Charles De Koninck’s Defense of the Primacy of the Common Good.” Ph.D. Diss., University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 2016.


Hibbs, Thomas S. “A Place in the Cosmos.” First Things, 2009. [link]


Hubbard, J. M. “De Koninck on the Philosophy of Nature.” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 17, no. 1 (January 6, 2014): 140–45. https://doi.org/10.1353/log.2014.0006.


Ide, Pascal. “La philosophie de la nature de Charles De Koninck.” Laval théologique et philosophique 66, no. 3 (2010): 459–501. http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/045335ar.

Keys, Mary Martha. “The Problem of the Common Good and the Contemporary Relevance of Thomas Aquinas.” Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada), 1998. [link]


Lamonde, Claude. “La philosophie et les sciences expérimentales dans les premiers écrits de Charles De Koninck, 1934-1940.” M.A. Thesis, Université Laval, 1972.

Larochelle, Yves. “Finalité et affectivité : Vie humaine et projet divin chez Charles De Koninck et Michel Henry.” Laval théologique et philosophique 70, no. 1 (2014): 61–84. https://doi.org/10.7202/1028165ar.


Lince de Faria, Marta. “De Koninck and Aquinas on Matter and Evolution.” Forum. Supplement to Acta Philosophica 3 (2017): 375–394. https://doi.org/10.17421/2498-9746-03-22.


Luquet, Sylvain. “Charles De Koninck et le bien commun.” Laval théologique et philosophique 70, no. 1 (2014): 45–60. https://doi.org/10.7202/1028164ar.


McInerny, Ralph M. “Charles de Koninck: A Philosopher of Order.” The New Scholasticism 39, no. 4 (1965): 491–516. [link]


Simard, Émile. La nature et la portée de la méthode scientifique: exposé et textes choisis de philosophie des sciences. Québec: Presses Universitaires Laval, 1956.


Smith, Michael A. Human Dignity and the Common Good in the Aristotelian-Thomistic Tradition. Lewiston, N.Y: Mellen University Press, 1995.


Trott, Elizabeth. “Charles De Koninck (1906-1965): Laval’s Eminent Philosopher of Nature.” Ultimate Reality and Meaning 31, no. 4 (2008): 241–259.


Waldstein, Susan. “Mercy and Self-Gift: Exploring the Implicit Connections between Charles DeKoninck’s Evolutionary Biology and Theological Principles.” Ph.D. Diss., Université de Fribourg, 2013. [link]


Walshe, Sebastian. “Fidelissimus Discipulus Eius: Charles De Koninck’s Exposition of Aquinas’ Doctrine of the Common Good.” The Aquinas Review 19 (2014 2013): 1–21. [link]


———. “The Primacy of the Common Good as the Root of Personal Dignity in the Doctrine of St Thomas Aquinas.” Ph.D., Pontificia Studiorum Universitas a S. Thoma Aq. in Urbe, 2006. [link]

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