Toni entered the Religion department in 2015. He is interested in value and normativity in ethics, law, aesthetics, religion, and politics. Recent research topics include: 1) the relationship between freedom and reason in conceptions of sovereignty, divine and human; 2) the prospects for realism about aesthetic judgments; 3) the compossibility of divine commands and covenants within the space of moral reasons; 4) conceptions of slavery and religion in Cicero, Seneca, and Lactantius. He is also interested in the thought of Augustine and Aquinas.
Before starting in the graduate program, Toni received an M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School and an A.B. in Religion from Princeton.