Philip Reed

Associate Professor

B.A., Davidson College
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Notre Dame 2609 Office: CT 713

Philip Reed started teaching at Canisius in 2009. His primary areas of specialization are ethics and moral psychology. He also has interests in political philosophy, logic, the history of philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the built environment. Professor Reed co-directs the Ethics and Justice minors and directs the Conversations in Christ and Culture lecture series at Canisius. He is a fellow at the University of Buffalo’s Romanell Center for Clinical Ethics and the Philosophy of Medicine.


“Hume on Sympathy and Agreeable Qualities,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 24:6 (2016): 1136-1156.

“Empirical Adequacy and Virtue Ethics,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19:2 (2016): 343-357.

“Artifacts, Intentions, and Contraceptives: The Problem with Having a Plan B for Plan B,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38:6 (2013): 657-673.

“Motivating Hume’s Natural Virtues,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 42:S1 (2012): 134-147.

“The Alliance of Virtue and Vanity in Hume’s Moral Theory,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93:4 (2012): 595-614.