Christian Maurer

SNSF Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

SNSF Research project: Tolerance, Intolerance and Discrimination Regarding Religion (2016-2020)


Out now: Self-love, Egoism and the Selfish Hypothesis – EUP 2019 // US: OUP site


Main research interests in Ethics and Political Philosophy:

  • Early modern moral philosophy, political philosophy and theology
  • Early modern and contemporary debates on tolerance / toleration and discrimination
  • Debates on self-love, amour-propre and egoism in early modern Europe
  • Scottish moral philosophy and theology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
  • The reception of Stoicism in early modern Europe
  • Contemporary debates in the philosophy of love
  • Teaching methods in philosophy, questions of interdisciplinarity
  • Translating and editing source material, e.g. Latin manuscripts and letters
  • Individual philosophers, e.g.: Archibald Campbell, Bernard Mandeville, Francis Hutcheson

Institutional address:

Christian Maurer
Université de Lausanne
Section de philosophie
Anthropole, bureau 5155
CH – 1015 Lausanne
Suisse / Switzerland