Natural Law & Natural Revelation | J. Budziszewski & Douglas Wilson

Dr. J. Budziszewski and Douglas Wilson came to the CanonWIRED studio to discuss Natural Law & Natural Revelation.

Download the mp3 of this discussion HERE. (52mb)
YouTube Version HERE.

Dr. Budziszewski is professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Wondering how to pronounce Budziszewski? CanonWIRED outtake.

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), 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). He is completing a book on Thomas Aquinas which will be published by Cambridge University Press.



  1. Tim Woody says:

    Dr. Budziszewski mentioned a Christian philosopher who works on the problem of getting from is to ought. Does anyone know who was he referring to and what work?

    • Philip says:

      Great discussion, Mr. Wilson. As I’m presently launching into an extended critical study of natural law, this helps my initial bibliography.

      @Tim, the philosopher Dr. B mentions is Peter Geach.

  2. Eric Cooper says:

    Great discussion! Thanks very much. Great out-takes as well.

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