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131—Virtue Is Not Enough—J. Budziszewski

By Catholic Culture Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 19, 2022 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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One of the best contemporary natural law philosophers, J. Budziszewski, joins the show to discuss his new book, How (and How Not) to Be Happy, spiritual warfare in the classroom, and his journey from “macho nihilism” to faith.

Topics include:

  • Why virtue alone won’t make you happy
  • Why the Greeks said “Call no man happy until he is dead”
  • A critique of the Stoic revival
  • How belief in the afterlife allows us to be honest about suffering in this life
  • Teaching secular students about natural law
  • Breaking through people’s self-deception
  • Budszizewski’s youthful embrace of nihilism and how God broke down his intellectual pride

Links

How (and How Not) To Be Happy https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/How-and-How-Not-to-Be-Happy/J-Budziszewski/9781684511075

Underground Thomist website http://www.undergroundthomist.org

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Other recommended books by J. Budziszewski:

What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide https://www.amazon.com/What-We-Cant-Not-Know/dp/1586174819

The Meaning of Sex https://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Sex-J-Budziszewski/dp/1610170997

Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus.

Thomas V. Mirus is a pianist living in New York City. He is Director of Podcasts for CatholicCulture.org, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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