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J. Budziszewski, Fellow - CSC

Articles by J. Budziszewski

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. Budziszewski's books for scholars and for general readers include On the Meaning of Sex (2012), What We Can't Not Know: A Guide (rev. ed. 2011), The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction (2009), Evangelicals in the Public Square (2006), The Revenge of Conscience: Politics and the Fall of Man (1999), and Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law (1997), which received a Christianity Today book award. He has also written several books for young people. Presently he is completing a commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Law, to be published by Cambridge University Press.