Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

BA, St. Joseph’s College; MA, PhD, Catholic University



Boyle, Joan M., and James E. Morriss. The Mirror of Time: Images of Aging and Dying. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. FindIt@ALibrary

Book Chapters

Boyle, Joan. “Paradoxical Themes in the Poetry of Aaron Kramer.” The Bloom. Ed. Amal Ghose. Madras: Tagore Institute of Creative Writing, 1986. FindIt@ALibrary

Boyle, Joan. “Dialectic on Dying.” Role of the Volunteer in the Care of the Dying and Bereaved. Ed. A. Kutscher. New York: Arno Press, 1980. FindIt@ALibrary


Boyle, Joan. “Plato Writes on the Dangers of Writing.” International Journal of Humanities and Peace 22.1 (2006):41–44.

Boyle, Joan. “Buddhist Discourse: An Instrument of Peace.” International Journal of Humanities and Peace 17.1 (2001):27–30.

Morriss, James E., and Joan M. Boyle. “The Mirror of Time: Images of Aging.” ETC.: A Review of General Semantics 45.1 (1988):57–62.

Boyle, Joan Morris. “Aquinas, Kant, and Donagan on Moral Principles.” New Scholasticism 58.4 (1984):391–408.

Boyle, Joan. “Comment on Duncan’s Paper: Further Reflections on the Intellectual Biography of Stephen Pepper.” Journal of Mind and Behavior 82.3 (1982):381–384.

Boyle, Joan, and James E. Morriss. “The Philosophical Roots of the Current Medical Crisis.” Metaphilosophy V 12.3 (1981):284–301.

Boyle, Joan M. “Toward Understanding the Principle of Double Effect.” Ethics 90.4 (1980):527–538.

Boyle, Joan. “The Crisis of Medicine: Models, Myths and Metaphors.” ETC.: International Journal of General Semantics 36.3 (1979):261–274.

Book Reviews

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Early Confucian Ethics: Concepts and Arguments.” Choice 44.10 (2007):1768.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Perspectives on Philosophy of Communication.” Choice 44.9 (2007):464–465.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism.” Choice 43.9 (2006):1574.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Buddhist Meditation: An Anthology of Texts From the Pali Canon.” Choice 44.4 (2006):662.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters.” Choice 42.5 (2005):870.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Critical Terms For the Study of Buddhism.” Choice 43.3 (2005):500.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Routledgecurzon Encyclopedia of Confucianism.” Choice 41.9 (2004):1635–1636.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture.” Choice 42.3 (2004):496.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy.” Choice 40.9 (2003):1565.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Autonomy, Gender, Politics.” Choice 41.4 (2003):723.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Colors of the Robe: Religion, Identity, and Difference.” Choice 41.1 (2003):164.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age.” Choice 39.9 (2002):1600.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Erotic Morality: The Role of Touch in Moral Agency.” Choice 40.2 (2002):292.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy.” Choice 38.11–12 (2001):1974.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The Analects of Confucius: A New-millennium Translation.” Choice 37.5 (2000):951.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Conversations About the End of Time.” Choice 38.4 (2000):720.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of An Introduction to Confucianism.” Choice 37.11–12 (2000):1993–1994.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of On the Pragmatics of Communication.” Choice 36.10 (1999):1802.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Understanding Confucian Philosophy: Classical and Sung-ming.” Choice 36.6 (1999):1074.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Sorting Out Ethics.” Choice 36.3 (1998):534.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Other Times: Philosophical Perspectives on Past, Present and Future.” Choice 35.11–12 (1998):1867.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The Center For Bioethics and Human Dignity Presents Dignity and Dying.” Choice 34.8 (1997):1355.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Modern/Postmodern: Off the Beaten Path of Antimodernism.” Choice 34.2 (1997):309.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The Concept of Time, by Roger Teichmann.” Choice 33.9 (1996):1493.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Angels, a Modern Myth.” Choice 34.2 (1996):295.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Self As Body in Asian Theory and Practice, ed. by Thomas P. Kasulis With Roger T. Ames and Wimal Dissanayake.” Choice 31.6 (1994):950.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Confucian Moral Self Cultivation, by Philip J. Ivanhoe.” Choice 32.2 (1994):298.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of American Women Philosophers, 1650–1930: Six Exemplary Thinkers, ed. by Therese Boos Dykeman.” Choice 31.10 (1994):1594.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Attunement Through the Body, by Shigenori Nagatomo.” Choice 30.7 (1993):1168.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interprertaton, by Chad Hansen.” Choice 31.1 (1993):142.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Explorations in Feminist Ethics: Theory and Practice, ed. by Eve Browning Cole and Susan Coultrap-mcquin.” Choice 30.3 (1992):480.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Confrontations With the Reaper: A Philosphical Study of the Nature and Value of Death, by Fred Feldman.” Choice 29.2 (1992):314.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Freedom, Foucault, and the Subject of America, by Lee Quinby.” Choice 29.9 (1992):1409.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism, by Rodney L. Taylor.” Choice 28.11–12 (1991):1795.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of The East Asia Region: Confucian Heritage and Its Modern Adaption, ed. by Gilbert Rozman.” Choice 28.11–12 (1991):1793.

Boyle, Joan M. “Rev. of Basic Values and Ethical Decisions: An Examination of Individualism and Community in American Society, by Gerry C. Heard.” Choice 28.8 (1991):1325.


Boyle, Joan. The Process of Discovery: Stephen C. Pepper’s Root-metaphor Theory of Philosophy. Diss. The Catholic University of America, 1973.

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