Published Work (forthcoming work see below)


  • Maurer, Christian (2018): ‘Francis Hutcheson’. In: Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy Online, (Encyclopaedia article)
  • Maurer, Christian (2017): ‘Archibald Campbell’. In: Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy Online, (Encyclopaedia article)
  • Maurer, Christian (2016): ‘A lapsu corruptus–Calvinist Doctrines and Seventeenth-Century Scottish Theses ethicæ.History of Universities, Vol. XXIX (2/2016), pp. 193-214 (Journal article for a special issue on seventeenth-century Scottish philosophy teaching in History of Universities, edited by Alexander Broadie and Steven Reid)
  • Maurer, Christian (2016): ‘Doctrinal Issues Concerning Human Nature and Self–Love, and The Case of Archibald Campbell.’ Intellectual History Review (3/2016), pp. 355-369. (Journal Article. Special Issue of Intellectual History Review, ed. by Richard Whatmore: Calvinism and Enlightenment at Scotland and at Geneva in the Eighteenth Century)
  • Maurer, Christian (2016): ‘Archibald Campbell and the Committee for Purity of Doctrine on Natural Reason, Natural Religion, and Revelation.’ History of European Ideas (2/2016), pp. 256-275. (Journal article)
  • Maurer, Christian (2014): ‘What Can an Egoist Say Against an Egoist? On Archibald Campbell’s Criticisms of Bernard Mandeville.’ Journal of Scottish Philosophy (1/2014), pp. 1–14. (Journal article)
  • Maurer, Christian and Jaffro, Laurent (2013): ‘Reading Shaftesbury’s Pathologia: An Illustration and Defence of the Stoic Account of the Passions. (PART I)’ History of European Ideas (2/2013), pp. 207–220. (Journal article: Introduction and Commentary to the Edition of Shaftesbury’s Latin Manuscript Pathologia)
  • Jaffro, Laurent; Maurer, Christian and Petit, Alain (2013): ‘Pathologia, a Theory of the Passions. (PART II)’ History of European Ideas (2/2013), pp. 221–240. (Journal article: Latin text, English translation of Shaftesbury’s manuscript ‘Pathologia’)
  • Maurer, Christian (2012): ‘Archibald Campbell’s Views of Self–Cultivation and Self–Denial in Context’, The Journal of Scottish Philosophy (1/2012), pp. 13–27. (Journal article)
  • Maurer, Christian (2010):Hutcheson’s Relation to Stoicism in the Light of his Moral Psychology’, The Journal of Scottish Philosophy (1/2010), pp. 33–49. (Journal article)
  • Maurer, Christian (2006): ‘Two Approaches to Self–Love: Hutcheson and Butler’, European Journal of Analytic Philosophy (2/2006), pp. 81–96. (Journal article)
  • Maurer, Christian (2005): ‘Szenische Umsetzung als Beispiel für eine Methode der intensiven Texterarbeitung’, Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Philosophie und Ethik (3/2005), pp. 225–230. (Journal article)
  • Maurer, Christian (2002): ‘Moralische Gefühle und moralisches Umdenken aus korporatistischer Perspektive’, Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie (1/2002), pp. 137–163. (Journal article)


Books / Thesis / edited books

  • Maurer, Christian; Milligan, Tony and Pacovská, Kamila (eds.) (2014): Love and Its Objects: What Can We Care For? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (Edited Book)
  • Maurer, Christian (2009): Self–Love in Early 18th–Century British Moral Philosophy: Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Hutcheson, Butler and Campbell. Doctoral Thesis, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland. 402 pp. (Doctoral Thesis)


Book chapters

  • Maurer, Christian (2016): ‘Stoicism in the Scottish Enlightenment.’ In: Routledge Companion to the Stoic Tradition. Ed. John Sellars. Oxford, New York: Routledge, pp. 254-269. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian (2015): ‘‘Authors of a yet inferior kind’: Les moralistes augustiniens français, Bernard Mandeville et leurs critiques britanniques sur l’amour–propre’. In: Le sentiment moral. Ed. by Béatrice Guion. Paris: Honoré Champion, pp. 95-112. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian; Milligan, Tony and Pacovská, Kamila (2014): ‘Introduction’. In: Love and Its Objects: What Can We Care For? Ed. by Christian Maurer, Tony Milligan, Kamila Pacovská. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1–4. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian (2014): ‘On “Love at First Sight”’. In: Love and Its Objects: What Can We Care For? Ed. by Christian Maurer, Tony Milligan, Kamila Pacovská. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 160–174. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian (2013): ‘Self–interest and Sociability’. In: The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century. Ed. James A. Harris. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 291–314. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian (2013): ‘Facing the Misery of Others: Pity, Pleasure and Tragedy in Scottish Enlightenment Moral Philosophy’. In: The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science in Eighteenth–Century Thought. Ed. Tom E. Jones. London: Pickering & Chatto, pp. 75–87. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian (2011): ‘Vulnerability by Intimacy in Love’. In: Love on Trial. Adjusting and Assigning Relationships. Eds. Nadine Farghaly and Corazón T. Toralba. Freeland: Inter–Disciplinarity Press, pp. 105–113. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian and Pacovská, Kamila (2008): ‘Why is it Sometimes Easier to Love Rex and Fiffi than to Love our Adolescent Children?’ In: What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Dog. Ed. Stephen D. Hales. Chicago: Open Court Publishing, pp. 135–44. (Book chapter)


Other relevant publications

  • Maurer, Christian (2017): What is it we call « Love at First Sight »? (Blog entry for the website
  • Maurer, Christian (2016): Review of Thomas Ahnert, The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment, 1690-1805, The Journal of Scottish Philosophy 2/2016, pp. 200-205. (Book review)
  • Maurer, Christian (2015): The Forgotten Range of Defences of Sociability: Francis Hutcheson and Archibald Campbell on Thomas Hobbes. (Audio recording of a lecture in a seminar at the Institute of Intellectual History, St. Andrews)
  • Maurer, Christian (2015): Archibald Campbell. (Blog entry for the website
  • Maurer, Christian (2015): ‘Wozu rufen wir eigentlich auf, wenn wir zu mehr Toleranz aufrufen?’ (Non-academic blog contribution on
  • Maurer, Christian and Naguib, Tarek (2011): ‘Diskriminierung an die Universität!’, Universitas. Das Magazin der Universität Freiburg (März 2011), pp. 49–50. (Non-scientific journal article)
  • Defila, Rico; Di Giulio, Antonietta and Maurer, Christian (2004): Bibliographie Inter– und Transdisziplinarität. URL: (Database)


Forthcoming and submitted publications, publications under contract

Books / edited books

  • Maurer, Christian (under contract, publication 2018): Self–Love, Egoism and the Selfish Hypothesis in Eighteenth-Century British Moral Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (Book)
  • Hutcheson, Francis: A System of Moral Philosophy, ed. by K. Haakonssen and C. Maurer. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund (Edited book)

Book chapters

  • Maurer, Christian (submitted, publication in 2018/2019): English translations and edited Latin 17th–Century Scottish Theses ethicæ, with commentaries, of: William Campbell, Theses ethicæ (St. Andrews, 1657); Alexander Alexander, Positiones pathologicæ (Aberdeen, 1669); George Middleton, Theses ethicæ (Aberdeen, 1675); John Boyd, Theses philosophicæ (Glasgow, 1693). (Book chapters. Volume editors: Alexander Broadie and Steven Reid, Scottish History Society Volume).
  • Maurer, Christian (publication in 2018/2019): ‘Human Nature, the Passions and the Fall. Themes from Seventeenth-Century Scottish Moral Philosophy’ (Book chapter for an edited volume on 17th century Scottish philosophy, edited by Alexander Broadie, Oxford University Press)
  • Maurer, Christian (publication in 2019): ‘Early Enlightenment Shifts: Simson, Leechman and Campbell’ (Book chapter for a three-volume History of Scottish Theology, edited by Mark Elliot and David Fergusson, Oxford University Press)
  • Maurer, Christian (submitted): ‘On the Rehabilitation of Self–love in Early Modern Moral Philosophy’. In: Moral Psychology in History, ed. Virpi Mäkinen and Taneli Kukkonen. (Book chapter)
  • Maurer, Christian (submitted): ‘Self–Love et intérêt au début des Lumières britanniques: Shaftesbury, Hutcheson et Butler’. In: Actes du séminaire de recherche sur l’histoire de l’amour–propre, ed. Denis Kambouchner. (Book chapter)


Projects in Preparation

  • Maurer, Christian (in preparation): L’amour–passion indéfinissable? Essais sur la philosophie de l’amour. (Book)
  • Maurer, Christian (in preparation): ‘Benevolence or Self–Love? Hutcheson and Campbell on Sociability.’ In: Realms of Natural Sociability in Early Modern Philosophy, 1584–1776. Ed. Juhana Lemetti and Mikko Tolonen. (Book chapter)