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Brandon Warmke is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He works in the areas of moral philosophy, moral psychology, and social philosophy. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Vox, The Guardian, and HuffPost. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona.

His first book, Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk, which explores the ethics of public discourse with co-author Justin Tosi, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020.

Selected Publications

“Responsibility and Situationism,” forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility.

“Moral Grandstanding as a Threat to Free Expression,” (with Justin Tosi), forthcoming, Social Philosophy and Policy.

“Moral Grandstanding in Public Discourse: Status Seeking Motives as a Potential Explanatory Mechanism in Predicting Conflict,” (with Joshua B. Grubbs [first author], Justin Tosi, A. Shanti James, W. Keith Campbell), 2019, PLoS One.

“God’s Standing to Forgive,” 2017, Faith and Philosophy.

“Does Situationism Threaten Free Will and Moral Responsibility?” (with Michael McKenna), 2017, Journal of Moral Philosophy.

“Forgiveness” (with Paul Hughes), 2017, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 

“Moral Grandstanding” (with Justin Tosi), 2016, Philosophy & Public Affairs. 

“The Normative Significance of Forgiveness,” 2016, Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

“The Economic Model of Forgiveness,” 2016, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

“Articulate Forgiveness and Normative Constraints,” 2015, Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

“Two Arguments Against the Punishment-Forbearance Account of Forgiveness,” 2013, Philosophical Studies.