Written on the Heart The Case for Natural Law

ISBN-10: 083081891X
ISBN-13: 9780830818914
Edition: 1997
Authors: J. Budziszewski
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 6/14/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year!With uninterrupted clarity, frequent eloquence and occasional humor, J. Budziszewski presents and defends the natural law tradition in what is at once a primer for students and a vigorous argument for scholars.Written on the Heart expounds the work of the leading architects of theory on natural law, including Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and John Locke. It also takes up contemporary philosophy, theology and political science, colorfully running against the intimidating tide of advanced pluralism that finds natural law so difficult to tolerate.Throughout the volume, Budziszewski sure-footedly achieves his self-confessed aim of displaying the "subtlety, richness and intellectual surprise" of the natural law tradition.

J. Budziszewski is a Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin. He also teaches courses in the religious studies department and in the law school, and he maintains a personal scholarly website, www.undergroundthomist.org. Dr Budziszewski has published widely in both scholarly journals and magazines of broader readership. His books include The Resurrection of Nature: Political Theory and the Human Character (1986); The Nearest Coast of Darkness: A Vindication of the Politics of Virtues (1988); True Tolerance: Liberalism and the Necessity of Judgment (1992); Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law (1997), winner of a Christianity Today book award in 1998; The Revenge of Conscience: Politics and the Fall of Man (1999); What We Can't Not Know: A Guide (2003); Evangelicals in the Public Square: Four Formative Voices (2006); Natural Law for Lawyers (2006); The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction (2009); and On the Meaning of Sex (2012).

Acknowledgments
Preface
Aristotle
Politics & the Human Good
Moral Excellence & Regime Design
Friendship, Justice & the Moral Significance of Law
Thomas Aquinas
The Grand Design of Law
The Law of Nature & the Law of Man
Human Law & Regime Design
John Locke
The State of Nature & the Social Contract
Two Views of Natural Law
Private Property & Revolution
The Pleasure Principle
The Problem with the Pleasure Principle
Utility & JusticeIntermezzo: The Art of Teaching
Written on the Heart
A Christian Appraisal of Natural-Law Theory
A Reprise of the Older Thinkers
A Sampling of Recent Thinkers
Appendix: Elementary Reasoning
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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