Daniel Del Nido

Daniel is currently a PhD candidate at Columbia and his specialty is the philosophy of religion. He received his BA in Philosophy and Religion from Swarthmore College (2010, Highest Honors), and his MA (2012) and MPhil (2013) from Columbia University. Daniel’s research focuses on the intersection between philosophical and religious practices of self-formation, and particularly on how ideas of happiness, the good life, and spiritual exercises drawn from ancient Greco-Roman philosophy are received in modern and contemporary religious thought. His dissertation project, “Just Like Nature: Habit and the Art of Life”, is an investigation and assessment of a conception of the nature of habituation and its role in self-formation through philosophical and liturgical practices developed by 19th and 20th Century French philosophers.