This Friday, WCC Will Host Its Third Public Lecture of the Year, at The Inn at Lander
Each year, Wyoming Catholic College’s Annual Lecture Series welcomes lecturers from the wider academic community to the town of Lander—distinguished men and women who contribute complementary perspectives across a wide range of disciplines. The third lecture in this year’s series, “How and How Not to Be Happy” by Dr. J. Budziszewski of the University of Texas at Austin, will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 7:00PM at The Inn at Lander (260 Grandview Drive). As with past lectures, this one is open to the public.
Dr. Budziszewski is a professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin, where he also teaches courses in the law school and the religious studies department. He specializes in political philosophy, ethical philosophy, legal philosophy, and the interaction of religion with philosophy. Among his research interests are classical natural law, virtue ethics, conscience and moral self deception, human happiness or fulfillment, the institution of the family in relation to political and social order, religion in public life, and the problem of toleration. He has written extensively, and his recent works include On the Meaning of Sex (Intercollegiate Studies Institute Press, 2012), Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014), its free online partner volume, Companion to the Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Divine Law (Cambridge University Press, 2021), and How and How Not to Be Happy (Regnery, 2022). For young people, he has also written the popular guide How to Stay Christian in College.