Brandon Warmke

Associate Professor of Humanities

Brandon Warmke will be Associate Professor of Humanities starting in Fall 2025. He is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University and was, during the 2023–2024 academic year, a visiting fellow at the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Warmke works on various moral, social, and political topics in both philosophy and psychology, including moral responsibility, forgiveness, free expression, and public discourse. With Justin Tosi, he has written for CNN, Aeon, The Conversation, and MarketWatch, and their academic work has been featured by The AtlanticNew York Times MagazineHuffPost, Scientific American, Forbes, Vox, Commentary Magazine, and The Guardian. In addition to publishing nearly three dozen articles, he has published two books, both co-authored with Justin Tosi: Why It’s OK to Mind Your Own Business (Routledge, 2023) and Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (Oxford University Press, 2020). He also edited Forgiveness and Its Moral Dimensions (Oxford University Press, 2021) with Dana Nelkin and Michael McKenna.

Current Project

Warmke’s current project is Conservatism: The Basics, under contract with Routledge, which will articulate a pluralist version of conservatism.


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2014
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, 2006
  • B.A., Moody Bible Institute, 2002

Publications - Books

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