Justin Tosi

Justin Tosi

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Justin Tosi is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University. He specializes in social, political, moral, and legal philosophy, and writes mainly about state legitimacy, special obligation, and social morality. Prior to joining Texas Tech, he was previously a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics in the McDonough School of Business and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan. He is the co-author of Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk, which explores the ethics of public discourse.

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Academic History


  • His work has appeared in Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and other venues.