Many people claim to not know what truth is. Or they claim to be following their consciences. Or they claim there is no such thing as truth or a conscience either. I run into these people on Twitter and other places and the conversations are always stunning. Not stunningly beautiful but stunning to my mind. They make my brain hurt. So I’m posting this video below by Dr. J. Budziszewski at the Acton Institute, Natural Law and the Revenge of Conscience. J. Bud, as he’s often known (understandably) is the author of The Revenge of Conscience and also What We Can’t Not Know. See links at the end of this post.
“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?”J. Budziszewski. Author and Professor of Government and Philosophy University of Texas, Austin. And those eyes and that smile! I love to listen to this man. :)
- The Revenge of Conscience: Politics and the Fall of Man, by J. Budziszewski. Paperback. Kindle.
- What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide, by J. Budziszewski. Paperback. Kindle.
- The Underground Thomist: J. Budziszewski’s website.