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J. Budziszewski, Ph.D.

Professor of Government and Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin

Professor Budziszewski (Ph.D. Yale, 1981) is a professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin, specializing in political, ethical, and legal philosophy as well as their relation with religion.

Presently he is writing a commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose. He has also written widely on the natural moral law, moral character, conscience and moral self-deception, the family in relation to political and social order, religion in public life, and the problem of toleration.

His numerous scholarly books include Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law (InterVarsity, 1997), 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), and Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Besides these, he has written three books for Christian college students, including the best-seller How to Stay Christian in College.

For more information, see his website and blog, The Underground Thomist.

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