Conference papers

Forthcoming Academic Papers and Workshops (Selection)

  • Archibald Campbell et le Committee for Purity of Doctrine: La définition de l’orthodoxie dans l’église presbytérienne écossaise au début des Lumières écossaises (Conference ‘Définir l’hétérodoxie dans le protestantisme, entre église et état’, Lyon, June 2017)
  • Shaftesbury’s Manuscript Pathologia: Stoicism, the Passions and Virtue (Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy SSEMP, Edinburgh, April 2017)


Papers Presented in Conferences and Workshops (Selection since 2010)


  • Quel amour-propre pour quelle activité économique? Nicole, Mandeville et Smith (Les ateliers richesse et vertu, Paris, January 2017)


  • On Simson’s Letters to Campbell (Conference on the History of Scottish Theology, Edinburgh, December 2016)
  • Butler on Conscience and Self-Love (Conference on Conscience, Berne, December 2016)
  • ‘Ismer’ – Quelques réflexions sur les -ismes dans l’histoire de la philosophie (Working paper, Lausanne, November 2016)
  • Hutcheson’s Treatment of Self-love and Benevolence in System I.III (Workshop ‘Hutcheson: Philosophy and Context’, Lausanne, September 2016)
  • Which Place for Intellectual Biography in the Discipline of Philosophy? (Workshop ‘Harris’ Hume’, Fribourg, May 2016)
  • Moralphilosophie im Schottland des 17. Jahrhunderts: Bemerkungen zu einer terra incognita (Research in Progress Workshop, Fribourg, May 2016)
  • Tolerance in Scottish Philosophy in the 17th Century (Conference ‘Scottish Philosophy before the Enlightenment’, Princeton Theological Seminary, March 2016)
  • La philautia dans les Theses philosophicæ écossaises du 17ème siècle (Workshop ‘Journée philautie, Paris-Sorbonne, February 2016)
  • What Might Hutcheson Have Found Interesting in Henry More’s Enchiridion Ethicum? (Conference ‘Intellectual Relations between England and Scotland in the Early Enlightenment (c. 1660-c. 1740)’, University of St. Andrews, January 2016)


  • Archibald Campbell (Conference ‘In Principio Erat Verbum – The Contribution of St Mary’s College to Scottish Theology and Church Life’, University of St. Andrews, December 2015)
  • The Forgotten Range of Defences of Sociability: Hutcheson and Campbell on Hobbes (St. Andrews Seminars in Intellectual History, University of St. Andrews, December 2015)
  • Quelques réflexions méthodologiques à propos de l’histoire de la philosophie (Université de Lausanne, November 2015)
  • A propos des racines de la formule du plus grand bonheur pour le plus grand nombre (Centre Walras-Pareto d’études interdisciplinaires de la pensée économique et politique, Université de Lausanne, November 2015)
  • Putting Pity on Stage (Workshop ‘Exploring Pity’, University of Fribourg, October 2015)
  • What to do About Amour-Propre’s Bad Reputation? (Workshop on Frederick Neuhouser’s Rousseau’s Critique of Inequality, University of Lausanne, May 2015)
  • Mandeville sur le ‘utile’ et le ‘honestum’: une comparaison avec ses critiques (Conference ‘Les ateliers richesse et vertu: Richesse et bonheur’, Paris-1; Paris-8; CNRS, April 2015)
  • Moral Philosophy and Calvinist topoi in 17th-Century Scotland: Some General Characteristics and Some Exceptional Highlights (CSSP Spring Conference ‘Common Sense and Enlightenment’, Princeton Theological Seminary, March 2015)
  • ‘Taking a View of What Passes Within Oneself’–The British Moralists on Conscience (Colloquium ‘Conscience–Historical, Comparative and Contemporary Perspectives’, University of Berne, March 2015)
  • Quelle notion de la profondeur pour une philosophie de l’amour? (Workshop ‘Facettes de l’amour en philosophie’, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II, February 2015)


  • Randfiguren der Philosophiegeschichte: Weshalb und wie dieselben studieren? (Université de Fribourg, December 2014)
  • Moral Philosophy and Calvinism in Seventeenth–Century Scotland (Institut d’histoire de la Réformation IHR, University of Geneva, December 2014)
  • Mandeville, Hobbisms, and Loves of Self (Workshop ‘Tolonen on Mandeville and Hume’, University of Fribourg, November 4, 2014)
  • What might the Presbyterian Visitation Commission have disliked about More’s Enchiridon Ethicum? (Workshop on Henry More’s Enchridion Ethicum, University of Fribourg, September 12 & 13, 2014)
  • Mandeville on Shaftesbury and the Stoics (Conference ‘Unusual Emptiness of the Title Page – Bernard Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees in Helsinki’, University of Helsinki, June, 2014)
  • Mandeville and Religion (Conference ‘Mandeville’s Moral and Political Thought in its Historical Context’, NIAS Wassenaar, June 2014)
  • Archibald Campbell (1691–1756) and the ‘Committee for the Purity of Doctrine of the Church of Scotland’ (IASH’s Fellows Seminar, Edinburgh, IASH, April 2014)Orthodoxy in Dispute: The Committee for Purity of Doctrine and Archibald Campbell’s Philosophy of Religion (Conference ‘Religion in the Scottish Enlightenment’, Princeton, March 2014)
  • On Moral Philosophy and Religion in 17th–Century Scottish Philosophy (Workshop on Scottish Philosophy in Scotland and France in the 17th Century, Paris I–Sorbonne–Panthéon, February 2014)
  • Zu ‘Liebe auf den ersten Blick’ (Philosophische Gesellschaft Salzburg, January 2014)


  • On ‘Love at First Sight’ (Love Today : Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Research Colloquium of the Forum for Modern Language Studies, University of St. Andrews, December 2013)
  • Reason’s not so Sufficient Insufficiency : Rom. 1.19,20 and the Committee’s Attack on Campbell’s Philosophy of Religion (Conference on Scottish Philosophy in Scotland and France in the 17th Century, University of Edinburgh, November 2013)
  • Co–Organisation of the Workshop ‘Le rire dans la philosophie morale aux 17e et 18e siècles’, University of Fribourg (with Julie Giangiobbe, University of Fribourg, October 2013)
  • On ‘Love at First Sight’. (Conference Love and Its Objects, University of Pardubice, July 2013)
  • The Passions in 17th Century Scottish Theses philosophicae (Conference on Scottish Philosophy in Scotland and France in the 17th Century, University of Glasgow, June 2013)
  • What Can an Egoist say against an Egoist ? Archibald Campbell’s Criticisms of Bernard Mandeville. (Spring Conference, Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy, Princeton, March 2013)
  • Francis Hutcheson et Archibald Campbell: Deux critiques de la conception hobbesienne de la sociabilité. (Workshop Hobbes et ses critiques, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont–Ferrand II, February 2013)


  • Hobbes, the Stoics and the Fall in the Theses philosophicæ (Workshop on Scottish Philosophy in Scotland and France in the 17th Century, St. Andrews, December 2012)
  • Stoicism, Philosophy and Theology in Scotland (and England). (Workshop on Christopher Brooke’s Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau, University of Fribourg (with the Universities of Berne and Lausanne), November 2012)
  • Calvinist Doctrines at the Beginning of the Scottish Enlightenment: Archibald Campbell vs. The Committee for Purity of Doctrine on Human Nature and Self–Love. (Cambridge Seminars in Political Thought and Intellectual History, University of Cambridge, October 2012)
  • Human Nature, Amour–propre and Society: Hume on Themes from the French Augustinian Moralists. (Conference ‘Hume’s French Conversation’, Paris I–Sorbonne / Paris VII, 6–8 September 2012)
  • Mandeville and Campbell on Fashionable Clothes, Luxury and Vice (Workshop ‘Mandeville in Context’, University of Fribourg, May 2012)
  • Vulnerability and Autonomy in Love (Workshop ‘Autonomy and Love in Bioethics’, University of Münster, March 2012)
  • L’amour fou – à la recherche de la folie dans l’amour, Public Conference ‘Les rencontres de Sophie: La folie des hommes’, Nantes, March 2012
  • Shaftesburys Manuskript ‘Pathologia’ (1706): Philosophische und philologische Anmerkungen zur Rekonstruktion der stoischen Theorie der Emotionen. (University of Fribourg, Research Seminar, February 2012)


  • A propos du ‘Christian Stoicism’ de Hutcheson. (Workshop ‘Néostoïcisme et philosophie britannique: Autour de la traduction ‘The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius’ par Francis Hutcheson et James Moor’, University of Fribourg, December 2011)
  • By Religion a Protestant, by Humour a Stoick – George Mackenzie’s Essays on Moral Subjects. (Workshop on Scottish Philosophy in Scotland and France in the 17th Century, Edinburgh / Arniston House, November 2011)
  • Conditionally Unconditional. (Workshop Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Love, University of Fribourg, October 2011)
  • Commentary on Jennifer Welchman, Hume on Self–love in the Treatise. (Hume Conference, University of Edinburgh, July 2011)
  • Is Cleomenes an Early Utilitarian? And is Mandeville? (Mandeville Workshop, Ghent University, June 2011)
  • Philosophical Issues in the Westminster Confession of Faith. (Workshop on Scottish Philosophy in Scotland and France in the 17th Century, Paris, June 2011)
  • Is Archibald Campbell an Enlightenment Philosopher? (University of Sussex, BSHP annual conference, March 2011)
  • Shaftesbury, Stoicism, and Virtue. (Workshop on the British Moralists, Paris, February 2011)


  • Orthodox Calvinism and Moral Philosophy: Early 18th–Century Anthropological Questions to the 17th Century. (Workshop on Scottish Philosophy in Scotland and France in the 17th Century, University of Glasgow, November 2010)
  • Supremacy of Unconditional Love? Against Agapic Ascension. (CEVI Lecture, Ghent University, November 2010)
  • Mandeville: Augustinian Moralist or Utilitarian? (CEVI Lecture, Ghent University, November 2010)
  • Archibald Campbell: Frühaufklärerische Moralphilosophie vs. orthodoxer Calvinismus? (Université de Fribourg, October 2010)
  • The Tragic Passion of Pity in Enlightenment Moral Philosophy (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont–Ferrand II, April 2010)
  • On the Influence of Hutcheson and Butler on Reid’s Classification of the Principles of Action (Conference ‘Reid in His Time and Ours’, Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow, March 2010)
  • Archibald Campbell on True Self–Love, Self–Cultivation and Self–Denial (Spring Conference, Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy, Princeton, March 2010)
  • ‘La plus injuste et la plus criminelle passion’: Pascal et Mandeville à propos de l’amour–propre (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont–Ferrand II, February 2010)