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We often say right and wrong are vague and hard to know. The natural law tradition says that’s nonsense: the moral basics are known to every human being. If this is true, then we aren’t ignorant, just self-deceived. So what happens if we tell ourselves that we don’t know what we really do?

Join us at the Acton Institute on November 3rd as we welcome Dr. J. Budziszewski, government and philosophy professor at the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Budziszewski is an authority on natural law with a special interest in moral self-deception.


Dr. J. Budziszewski
University of Texas, Austin

Professor of Government and Philosophy

Dr. Budziszewski writes for both scholars and general readers, with more than a dozen books including What We Can't Not Know: A Guide; On the Meaning of Sex; Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law; Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics; and How to Stay Christian in College. To learn more, see his personal website, The Underground Thomist.

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Acton Institute | Mark Murray Auditorium
98 E Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States


11:30 a.m.  Doors open
12:00 p.m.  Lecture begins
12:30 p.m.  Q&A
1:00 p.m.    Lecture ends


$15 General | $10 Student
Includes box lunch and beverage

(Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a box lunch)


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