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Grandstanding : the use and abuse of moral talk

Author: Justin Tosi; Brandon Warmke
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People used to hold out great hope for a public square in which individuals put petty disputes aside and engage in rational discussion about important issues. Unfortunately, public discourse today - especially on the internet - is full of adults behaving like poorly socialized children, acting out to show off for people they want to impress. In short, they engage in moral grandstanding, or the use of moral talk for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tosi, Justin.
Grandstanding.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
(OCoLC)1119998019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Tosi; Brandon Warmke
ISBN: 9780190900182 0190900180 9780190900175 0190900172 0190900164 9780190900168
OCLC Number: 1141513125
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 226 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Moral tallk is not magic --
2. What is moral grandstanding? --
3. Grandstanding: a field guide --
4. The social costs of grandstanding --
5. Grandstanding and respect --
6. Would a virtuous person grandstand? --
7. Politics as morality pageant --
8. What to do about grandstanding --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Justin Tosi & Brandon Warmke.

Abstract:

People used to hold out great hope for a public square in which individuals put petty disputes aside and engage in rational discussion about important issues. Unfortunately, public discourse today - especially on the internet - is full of adults behaving like poorly socialized children, acting out to show off for people they want to impress. In short, they engage in moral grandstanding, or the use of moral talk for self-promotion. Drawing from work in psychology, economics, and political science, this book develops an explanation of why people grandstand when they talk about morality and politics. Using the tools of moral philosophy, it argues that grandstanding is not just annoying, but morally bad. And finally, it explains what we can do to encourage people to support a public square worth participating in, by avoiding grandstanding.

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Grandstanding is a valuable and timely book. It provides a lively, engaging and informed account of some of the crucial issues and troubling problems that we face, and which are disrupting liberal Read more...

 
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