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).

His newest book is Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

The new confessional state
20 Sep 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: education, reason, religion, secularism
Secularism is becoming a religion.

If you must tear down offensive statues, please be consistent
29 Aug 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: margaret sanger, monuments, racism
The images of a racist birth control pioneer should go too.

The new approach to reproductive ethics: making it up
10 Aug 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, natural law, reproductive technology
On thumbing one's nose at natural law.

Hear no evil: on being offended by ‘sexual content’
13 Jul 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: censorship, sexuality
We are as prudish as a colony of Puritans, but our prudery is sham.

The Islamic crisis of reason
23 Jun 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: islam, jihad, lying, reason
The God of Islam does not have to be reasonable.

Is toleration a virtue?
6 Apr 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: tolerance, virtues
The Underground Thomist explains when and how it is.

So many things
17 Feb 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: learning, new media
Young people are caught in a media mudslide that destroys intellectual depth.

Why moralists are not necessarily mean
7 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, philosophy, same-sex marriage
One of them responds to a complaint.

4 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
What happens when a state tries to govern too many things.

Is natural law Catholic?
6 Oct 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: natural law
Let's start by distinguishing fact from theory.

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