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Website Review: The Underground Thomist

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This website contains the scholarly writings of J.Budziszewski, who is presently a professor in the Departments of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. In his own words, "My academic focus is the ethical basis of politics. No, that doesn't mean that politicians are virtuous. It means that choices concerning right and wrong, good and evil, are inseparable from political life – so, among other things, whether the politicians and citizens are virtuous makes a difference. I think and write mostly about classical natural law; conscience; moral character; moral self-deception; family and sexuality; religion and public life; authentic vs. counterfeit versions of toleration and liberty; and the unravelling of our common culture. My latest project is a commentary on the Treatise on Law, which is part of the Summa Theologiae of the great Thomas Aquinas."

It is a delightful experience to peruse the different articles and comments available here, they are anything but dry or dull. Many will find the good professor's political incorrectness totally refreshing. (Here is an example.) We don't think you will be disappointed if you choose to give this website a visit.

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First Evaluated: 11/20/2013

  1. Fidelity: Excellent
  2. Resources: Excellent
  3. Useability: Excellent


  • Section about the author  Resources 
  • Courses and syllabi  Resources  Example(s)
  • Descriptions of his books and how to obtain them  Resources 
  • A selection of his articles  Resources  Example(s)
  • Description, samples and how to obtain Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Law  Resources  Example(s)
  • The Architecture of Law According to Thomas Aquinas (How the varieties of law are related)  Resources 
  • Natural Law Blog (Occasional reflections on natural law, faith, and philosophy)  Resources 
  • Listen to Talks – Scholarly, Semischolarly, Popular  Resources 
  • Faith Biography (What happened and why it belongs here)  Resources 
  • Theophilus Unbound – Chronicles of a virtual colleague  Resources  Example(s)
  • Other Links  Resources 


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