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J. Budziszewski, Ph.D.


J. Budziszewski received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1981, and is a professor in the departments of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Budziszewski, an ethical and political philosopher, is also a nationally-known authority on the tradition of Natural Law, which is germane to intelligent design because natural teleology is at heart a design concept. Much of his work focuses on the repression of moral knowledge — on what goes wrong when we try to convince ourselves that we don’t know what we really do. Another focus of his research is the intersection of philosophy with theology.

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), What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide (Spence, 2003), 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), and On the Meaning of Sex (Intercollegiate Studies Institute Press, 2012). His Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law will be published by Cambridge University Press in Summer, 2014.


-On the Meaning of Sex (Dartmouth College, October 3, 2013)

-Talking About Sex: Its Nature, its Meaning, and How to Discuss it with Friends (Sexuality, Integrity, and University 2012)

-Sexual Ethics (University of Texas, September 16, 2012)

-The Meaning of Sex (University of Texas, March 6, 2012)


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