Moral grandstanding as a threat to free expression

Social Philosophy and Policy 37 (2):170-189 (2020)
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Abstract

Moral grandstanding, or the use of moral talk for self-promotion, is a threat to free expression. When grandstanding is introduced in a public forum, several ideals of free expression are less likely to be realized. Popular views are less likely to be challenged, people are less free to entertain heterodox ideas, and the cost of changing one’s mind goes up.

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Justin Tosi
Texas Tech University
Brandon Warmke
Bowling Green State University

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