by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke
@JustinTosi | @BrandonWarmke

We are all guilty of it. We call people terrible names in conversation or online. We vilify those with whom we disagree, and make bolder claims than we could defend. We want to be seen as taking the moral high ground not just to make a point, or move a debate forward, but to look a certain
way–incensed, or compassionate, or committed to a cause. We exaggerate. In other words, we grandstand.

Nowhere is this more evident than in public discourse today, and especially as it plays out across the internet. To philosophers Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke, who have written extensively about moral grandstanding, such one-upmanship is not just annoying, but dangerous.

Interview with the Authors

New Books Network
Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke, “Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk” (Oxford UP, 2020)
7/1/20       66 min

Hidden Forces
Grandstanding: the Use and Abuse of Moral Talk | Brandon Warmke & Justin Tosi
7/6/20       66 min

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Free Thoughts
The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (with Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke)
7/10/20        53 min

Interview with Justin Tosi

Modern Wisdom
#221 – Justin Tosi – The Abuse of Moral Talk for Self Promotion
9/19/20         74 min

The Dissenter
#390 Justin Tosi – Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk
11/12/20       64 min

Interview with Brandon Warmke

The Art of Manliness
How Moral Grandstanding Is Ruining Our Public Discourse
8/23/21           56 min

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