Budziszewski, J.
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J. Budziszewski (Yale, 1981) is professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of a number of Thomistic commentaries, most recently Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Divine Law (Cambridge, 2021), he has also written widely on natural law, moral character, self-deception, family and sexuality, religion and public life, toleration and liberty, and the unraveling of our common culture. His website, including his blog, is The Underground Thomist.


Between Man and Man: Friendship, Law, and the Common Good

Openness to love is the only satisfying defense against the supposed conflict between private happiness and the common good, the only thing that can convert the common good from an abstraction to a lived reality. The most important element of the common good, therefore, is that all of the members of the community regard themselves, somehow, as friends.

Date posted: 2021-05-29