Dan DeNicola

Professor of Philosophy

A current professor of philosophy, DeNicola was formerly Provost of Gettysburg College for ten years; he then served a year as Vice President for Program Development, leading both the Eisenhower Institute and the Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, and has led a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on John Stuart Mill.


Liberal arts education, ethics, emotion theory, ancient philosophy, knowledge/ignorance, J. S. Mill

Expertise: philosophy of education, ethics, epistemology

Education: Ed.D. Harvard University; M.Ed. Harvard University; B.A. Ohio University (Phi Beta Kappa)

Recent Work:

DeNicola's recent book is Learning to Flourish: A Philosophical Exploration of Liberal Education, published by Continuum/Bloomsbury, August, 2012. Related articles have appeared in several anthologies. He is working on a book on ignorance. It examines the interplay of knowledge and ignorance, using four spatial metaphors: place, boundary, limit, and horizon. DeNicola will direct the London Seminar in fall 2013: Rational Radicals: the Rise of the Utilitarians, that will focus on the life and works of John Stuart Mill and three related thinkers.

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