Stephen Chanderbhan

Associate Professor

Director, Catholic Studies

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Ph.D. Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
B.A. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

CT 703

Prof. Chanderbhan's areas of academic specialization are in medieval philosophy (particularly the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas), moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He also has interests in Catholic social thought and philosophy of mind. He has published on the role of emotions in moral reasoning in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. His current research is in the relationship between Thomistic ethics and narrative, as well as the relationship between narrative and the ideal of solidarity in Catholic social thought.

Prof. Chanderbhan is also the Director of the Catholic Studies Program at Canisius, as well as the Co-Director of the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute at Canisius.


“Narrative, Casuistry, and the Function of Conscience in Thomas Aquinas.” Diametros 47 (Special Issue on Thomas Aquinas’ Theory of Conscience and Contemporary Debates on Conscientious Objection) (March 2016): 1-18.

“The Shifting Prominence of Emotions in the Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas.” Diametros 38 (Special Issue on the Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Practical Ethics) (December 2013): 62-85.

“Does Empathy Have Any Place in Aquinas's Account of Justice?” Philosophia 41.2 (2013): 273-288.