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 ways to take human nature seriously
15 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: natural law, nature
Nature means something different to the naturalist than it does to the natural lawyer.


The branding of John Stuart Mill
19 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: harm, J. S. Mill, philosophy
If it harms ‘only me’, is it no harm at all?


The good libertarian
12 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: fusionism, libertarianism, philosophy
The bad libertarian is more often a statist.


How not to have clean hands
4 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: libertarianism, philosophy, relativism
Like Pontius Pilate, pretend you are not taking sides.


The empire of mood over mind
27 Sep 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: faith, philosophy, religion, sentiment
It isn't logic that rules among opponents of the very idea of God.


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.


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