J. Budziszewski

Professor Budziszewski specializes in political philosophy, ethical philosophy, and the interaction of religion with philosophy.

Among his research interests are classical natural law, virtue ethics, moral self deception, family and sexuality, and the problem of toleration.

His books include The Resurrection of Nature: Political Theory and the Human Character (Cornell, 1986), The Nearest Coast of Darkness: A Vindication of the Politics of Virtues (Cornell, 1988), True Tolerance: Liberalism and the Necessity of Judgment (Transaction, 1992), Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law (InterVarsity, 1997), The Revenge of Conscience: Politics and the Fall of Man (Spence, 1999), Evangelicals in the Public Square (Baker Academic, 2006), Natural Law for Lawyers (Blackstone Fellowship, 2006), The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction (Intercollegiate Studies Institute Press, 2009), What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide (2d ed. Ignatius, 2011), and On the Meaning of Sex (Intercollegiate Studies Institute Press, 2012), and Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

His newest book is Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Two can play at that game
24 Oct 2019 | ABOVE |  
Logical ripostes to common God taunts

I’m with stupid
16 Sep 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, natural selection
We know when Darwinism flips over into magic

How to ruin lives
5 Sep 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Appalachia, disability, opioid epidemic, welfare fraud
Handouts that undermine ambition and destroy families

The philosophical effects of broken homes
2 Jul 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: divorce, family, philosophy
Close the door to divorce. Your children will bless you for it

What makes men men (Part Two)
1 May 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: manhood, vocation, womanhood
A regal calling and a difficult journey

What makes men men?
29 Apr 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: fatherhood, manhood, men, womanhood
Potentiality for fatherhood is the key to manhood

Christianity teaches violence and intolerance. True or false?
5 Apr 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christianity, religious toleration
Contrary to secularist clichés, the Church pioneered the doctrine of religious toleration

Beauty – and other things
11 Feb 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, beauty, modernism
Modernist art tends to appeal to something other than beauty

How to be full and exact
28 Jan 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: advice, reading, writing
Seasoned advice from the Underground Thomist on reading and writing.

Seduction and consent
21 Jan 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: consent, rape, seduction, sexual ethics
The sin of which we dare not speak.

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