Lawrence Torcello

Rochester Institute of Technology — Rochester, NY

Lawrence Torcello received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo. He is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology. He regularly teaches and publishes on Applied Ethics, especially Bioethics, on Critical Thinking, Ethical Theory, and Social and Political Philosophy. He serves as ethics consultant on two ethics committees of the Rochester General Healthcare System. His current research projects investigate the practical consequences and ethical responsibilities implicit in democratic citizenship in morally diverse societies, particularly in the domains of medicine, education, animal welfare, the environment, public policy, and political discourse. Dr. Torcello’s recent work pursues the moral implications of global warming denialism, as well as other forms of science denialism.

More information about Professor Torcello, and links to his published work, can be found at his philosophy department homepage. Dr. Torcello can be contacted here.

An interview for The Conversation, a project by independent radio producers Aengus Anderson and Micah Saul, can be accessed here.

Audio access to a public lecture, along with a descriptive flyer, recently delivered at University of Western Australia's Institute of Advanced Studies, can be accessed here.