Faculty & Staff

Dr. Michelle Brady

Dr. Michelle Brady

Associate Professor, Philosophy Department

Associate Professor, Honors Programs

ML 4443
204 Hinkle Hall

Phone: (513) 745-2036

Fax: (513) 745-2074


  • Ph.D. (Emory University)

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First Year at Xavier University:



History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy


Michelle Brady received her B.A. (1991) from Haverford College, and her M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (1999) from Emory University.

Her research and teaching are in ethics and political philosophy, with a particular emphasis on the relation between ancient and modern thought in these fields.  She has published on Plato, Aristotle and John Locke, and she is currently working on the implications of Locke’s account of education for his political thought. 

In addition to teaching departmental courses in ethics, political philosophy and early modern philosophy, she has introduced new courses on philosophy and literature and on the nature of human desire, both of which explore issues in moral education.  She has also developed a course on Locke’s moral psychology.







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