Joseph John Rickaby (1845-1932) was an English Jesuit priest and philosopher.
He was born in 1845 in Everingham, York. He received his education at Stonyhurst College, and was ordained in 1877, one of the so-called Stonyhurst Philosophers, a significant group for neo-scholasticism in England. At the time he was at St Beuno's, he was on friendly terms with Gerard Manley Hopkins; they were ordained on the same day.
His Moral Philosophy of 1901, in the Stonyhurst Philosophical Series, gave a theological argument for the proposition that animal rights do not exist.
He had some affiliation with Clarke's Hall in Worcester College, Oxford. He would deliver conferences to Catholic undergraduates of Oxford and Cambridge. His work is quoted by C.E. Raven in his Science, Religion, and The Future (1943, p. 9).
- Aquinas Ethicus, a translation of the principal portions of the Second Part of the Summa Theologica, in two volumes: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (1892)
- Notes on St. Paul: Corinthians, Galatians, Romans (1898)
- Oxford & Cambridge Conferences 1897-1899 (1899)
- Political and Moral Essays (1902)
- Free Will and Four English Philosophers: Hobbes, Locke, Hume and Mill (1906)
- The Divinity of Christ a lecture(1906)
- Scholasticism (1908)
- Four-Square: or, The Cardinal Virtues (1908)
- Newman Memorial Sermon (1910)
- An Index to the Works of John Henry Cardinal Newman (1914)
- Moral Philosophy: Ethics, Deontology and Natural Law (1918)
- Of God and His Creatures (annotated, abridged translation of the Summa Contra Gentiles), by Saint Thomas Aquinas
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