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Scholarly Works

Lawrence Torcello
Assistant Professor

2014 Submissions

Journal Paper

Torcello, Lawrence. "Moral Agnosticism: An Ethics of Inquiry and Public Discourse." Teaching Ethics 14. 2 (2014): 3-16. Print. *

Torcello, Lawrence. "What's the Harm? Why The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an Ethical Problem." Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine-An International Journal 4. 4 (2014): 327-338. Print. ∆

Torcello, Lawrence. "Is Climate Misinformation Criminally Negligent?" The Conversation UK. (2014): 1-2. Web. £

Torcello, Lawrence and Michael E. Mann. "Limiting Global Warming to 2C: The Philosophy and the Science." The Conversation US. (2014): 1-2. Web. £

Invited Paper

Torcello, Lawrence. "L'Aquila Earthquake Scientists Freed but Political Lessons Remain." The Conversation UK. (2014). Web. £

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Torcello, Lawrence. "Contextualizing the Principles of Bioethics." Ethics Grand Rounds Series. Rochester General Hospital. Rochester, NY. 23 Sep. 2014. Lecture.

2012 Submissions

Journal Paper

Torcello, Larry. "The Trouble with Pseudoskepticism." Skeptical Inquierer 36. 3 (2012): 37-41. Print.

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Torcello, Lawrence. "Ethics of Inquiry, Climate Change, and Public Discourse." Hale Ethics Series. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 2 Feb. 2012. Lecture. ∆

Torcello, Lawrence. "Ethics of Inquiry, Public Discourse, and The Moral Blameworthiness of Suffering Fools." Global Transformation and Public Ethics Lecture Series. The University of Western Australia, Institute of Advanced Studies. Perth, AUS. 4 Sep. 2012. Lecture. ∆

2011 Submissions

Journal Paper

Torcello, Lawrence. "Sophism and Moral Agnosticism, Or, How to Tell a Relativist from a Pluralist." The Pluralist 6. 2 (2011): 87-108. Print. «

Torcello, Lawrence. "The Ethics of Inquiry, Scientific Belief, and Public Discourse." Public Affairs Quarterly 25. 3 (2011): 197-215. Print. «

Book Chapter

Torcello, Lawrence and Stephen Wear. "The Commercialization of Human Body Parts: A Reappraisal from a Protestant Perspective." The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Approach ed. : CRC Press, 2011. 227-243. Print. £

Torcello, Lawrence. "Animal Rights." Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Ed. Deen Chatterjee. London: Springer, 2011. 40-43. Print. ˜

Torcello, Lawrence. "Liberal Pluralism." Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Ed. Deen Chatterjee. London: Springer, 2011. 647-650. Print. ˜

Torcello, Lawrence. "Separation of Church and State." Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Ed. Deen Chatterjee. London: Springer, 2011. 995-999. Print. ˜

Torcello, Lawrence. "Singer, Peter." Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Ed. Deen Chatterjee. London: Springer, 2011. 1005-1009. Print. ˜

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Torcello, Lawrence. "Death and the Living: A Learning Community in Bioethics." Bioethics Reading Group. Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care. University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. 10 May 2011. Lecture. ∆

Torcello, Lawrence. "A Philosophical Review of Passive and Active Euthanasia." Ethics Grand Rounds Series. Rochester General Hospital. Rochester, NY. 28 Jun. 2011. Lecture. ∆

Torcello, Lawrence. "Ethics, Animal Rights, and Animal Welfare." Vetrinary Practice: Ethics and Animal Care. College of Vetrinary Medicine, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 7 Nov. 2011. Guest Lecture. ∆

2013 Submissions

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Torcello, Lawrence. "Animal Welfare and Ethics." Veterinary Practice: Ethics and Animal Care. Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. Ithaca, NY. 16 Jan. 2013. Guest Lecture.

Torcello, Lawrence. "Personhood and Sentience." Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents Seminar. Rochester General Hospital. Rochester, NY. 3 Apr. 2013. Guest Lecture. ∆

Torcello, Lawrence. "Ethics, Science Denialism, and Alternative Medicine." Ethics Grand Rounds Series. Rochester General Hospital. Rochester, NY. 25 Jun. 2013. Lecture. ∆

Torcello, Lawrence. "Climate Change, Science Denialism, and Ethics." 54th Annueal Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Psychonomic Society. Toronto, CA. 15 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation. ∆ £

Torcello, Lawrence. "Two Models of Disestablishing Marriage: A Response." American Philosophical Association, Eastern Conference. American Philosophical Association. Baltimore, MD. 29 Dec. 2013. Conference Presentation. ∆ £

2010 Submissions

Formal Presentation

Torcello, Lawrence. “Death and the Living: A Learning Community in Gross Anatomy and Bioethics.” 12th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum, Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum, Union College, Schenectady, NY. 8 Oct. 2010. Presentation.