J Budziszewski

J Budziszewski

  • Professor, Departments of Government and Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts

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Dr. Budziszewski is a professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin, where he also teaches courses in the law school and the religious studies department.  He specializes in political philosophy, ethical philosophy, legal philosophy, and the interaction of religion with philosophy. Among his research interests are classical natural law, virtue ethics, conscience and moral self deception, the institution of the family in relation to political and social order, religion in public life, and the problem of toleration.

His most recent books are 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), On the Meaning of Sex(Intercollegiate Studies Institute Press, 2012), Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose (Cambridge University Press, 2020).  His Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Divine Law is forthcoming.