Daniel Fram

PhD Student

Daniel Fram entered the program in 2013 and is a doctoral student in political thought. Daniel’s primary research interests center on the moral theories of 18th century Enlightenment political thinkers such as Adam Smith, Rousseau, Hume, and Kant. Thematically, he is interested in the moral foundations of liberalism, including its conception of the person and the human good,  and the relationship between political and moral goods. Daniel focuses to some extent on sentimentalist moral theories and has secondary research interests in the psychology of emotion and empathy, in theories of child development, and in education policy. 


Daniel earned his B.A. from the Great Books program of St. John’s College (Santa Fe) in 2001, an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi’s Teacher Corps (2009), and an M.A. in Political Philosophy from Boston College (2013). Daniel has also lived in Arizona, California, and North Carolina, where he has worked as a musician, a reporter, and as an English teacher in public and private schools.