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).



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.


Despotism
4 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags:
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.


Critics: try reading what I actually wrote about Clinton and Trump
18 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, USA
My argument for sitting out the election is based on facts about the candidates' characters


Sitting out this hand
2 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, USA
A philosopher argues that it is not possible for him to vote for either candidate for president in the US election.


Advice for the Future Ted Cruz
12 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: emotions, politics, The Underground Thomist
Do not stoke the fires of passion.


Reasoning badly and reasoning well
7 Apr 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, The Underground Thomist
A primer on practical reasoning.


Are there people who feel no remorse?
20 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscience, ethics, philosophy
Perhaps, but they still have a conscience.


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