I am an associate professor of philosophy, an affiliate member of the psychology department, and a roster faculty in the neuroscience program at the College of Charleston, (2012–present). Before living and teaching in Charleston, South Carolina, I was an assistant professor of philosophy and law and policy at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (2006–2009; 2011–2012). I also recently spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow with The MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project (2009–2011). The first year was spent with Michael Gazzaniga at The University of California, Santa Barbara. The second year was spent with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong at The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.
These days, I am thoroughly enjoying life here in the low country with my wife Daniela Goya-Tocchetto (a philosopher and an economist from Porto Alegre, Brazil) and our four-legged family (Gracie, Kona, Rita, and Boris). While we keep ourselves pretty busy with work, we nevertheless find plenty of time to spend at Folly Beach—the so-called “Edge of America.” Overall, I feel blessed to teach on such a beautiful campus in the heart of a lovely coastal city like Charleston. It’s a charmed life that I am delighted to share with Daniela and the pups.