Philip Reed

Philip Reed, PhD, is a Professor of Philosophy at Canisius University, where he works on ethics, applied ethics, and moral psychology. His primary research interests in bioethics are the doctrine of double effect and end of life issues. Reed is a member of the Home & Community Based Care, Palliative Care, & Ethics Committee for the Catholic Health System of Buffalo and of the ethics committee at Erie County Medical Center.

Selected Publications

  • “Discrimination against the Dying,” Journal of Medical Ethics, forthcoming.
  • “Opioids, Double Effect, and the Prospects of Hastening Death,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 46:5 (2021): 505-515.
  • “Against Recategorizing Physician-Assisted Suicide,” Public Affairs Quarterly, 34:1 (January 2020): 50-71.
  • “Is ‘Aid-in-Dying’ Suicide?,” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 40:2 (2019): 123-139.
Philip Reed.

Philip Reed

Working Groups

  • Clinical Ethics
  • End of Life Issues
  • Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics