Christian Maurer (Dr, Hdr)

Philosophy Teacher, Collège St-Michel, Fribourg (Switzerland)

see also my website:

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

SNSF Research projects:
• Tolerance, Intolerance and Discrimination Regarding Religion (2016-2021);
• The Metaphor of Vision in Tolerance (renounced for the permanent position at the Collège St-Michel)

Coming soon: The critical edition, with Knud Haakonssen, of Francis Hutcheson’s A System of Moral Philosophy, 1755 (Liberty Fund)

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

Reviews in: Intellectual History Review, by James Harris; in Journal of Scottish Philosophy, by Erin Frykholm; in Journal of the History of Philosophy, by Aaron Garrett; in Journal for the History of Economic Thought, by Benoît Walraevens

My main research interests in Ethics and Political Philosophy:

  • Contemporary debates on tolerance / toleration; discrimination; forgiveness and love / virtue ethics
  • Early modern moral philosophy, political philosophy and theology
  • Early modern debates on tolerance and toleration
  • 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
  • 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
Collège St-Michel
Rue St-Pierre-Camisius 10
CH–1700 Fribourg
Suisse / Switzerland