Political philosophy; Moral philosophy; Reformed Theology; Religion; History of philosophy; Discrimination; Intolerance; Tolerance; Enlightenment; Early modern period
Maurer Christian (2021), On the power of natural reason: a transcript and commentary of two letters from John Simson to Archibald Campbell in 1736, in History of European Ideas
, 47(4), 561-572.
Maurer Christian (2021), Tolerance, Love, and Justice, in Kühler Michael, Fedock Rachel, Rosenhagen Raja (ed.), Routledge, London, 150-166.
Gellera Giovanni (2020), Christian tolerance and tolerance of the Christians: Natural law and conscience in James Dundas’s Idea Philosophiae Moralis (1679), in Global Intellectual History
, 5(2), 171-190.
Gellera Giovanni, Maurer Christian (ed.) (2020), Contexts of Religious Tolerance: New Perspectives from Early Modern Britain and Beyond
, Taylor and Francis, London.
Maurer Christian (2020), Human Nature, the Passions and the Fall: Themes from Seventeenth-Century Scottish Moral Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion, in Broadie Alexander (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 174-190.
Maurer Christian, Gellera Giovanni (2020), Introduction: Contexts of Religious Tolerance: New Perspectives from Early Modern Britain and Beyond, in Global Intellectual History
, 5(2), 125-136.
Gellera Giovanni (2020), Reformed Scholasticism in Its Relation to Seventeenth-Century Scottish philosophy, in Broadie Alexander (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 94-110.
Maurer Christian (2020), 'The Grievances from Toleration': Scotland Heading Towards the Enlightenment, in Global Intellectual History
, 5(2), 247-263.
Maurer Christian (2019), Archibald Campbell et le Committee for Purity of Doctrine. La définition de l’orthodoxie dans l’Église presbytérienne au début des Lumières écossaises, in Recous Noémie, Krumenacker Yves (ed.), Classiques Garnier, Paris, 59-74.
Maurer Christian (2019), Early Enlightenment Shifts. Simson, Campbell, and Leechman, in Elliott Mark, Fergusson David (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 42-55.
Gellera Giovanni (2019), James Dundas (c. 1620-1679) et Charles II. Tolérance religieuse, liberté de conscience et limites de la souveraineté, in Krumenacker Yves, Recous Noémie (ed.), Classiques Garnier, Paris, 39-58.
Gellera Giovanni (2019), Pride Aside: James Dundas as a Stoic Christian, in Journal of Scottish Philosophy
, 17(2), 157-174.
Gellera Giovanni (2019), Sixteenth-century philosophy and theology after John Mair, in Fergusson David, Elliot Mark (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 109-123.
Maurer Christian (2018), Francis Hutcheson, in Copenhaver Rebecca, Crane Tim (ed.), Routledge, London, New York, online-online.
Maurer Christian (2017), A lapsu corruptus – Calvinist Doctrines and Seventeenth-Century Scottish Theses ethicæ, in History of Universities
, (2), 188-209.
Maurer Christian (2017), Archibald Campbell, in Copenhaver Rebecca, Crane Tim (ed.), Routledge, London, New York, online-online.
Gellera Giovanni (2017), English Philosophers and Scottish Academic Philosophy (1660-1700), in Journal of Scottish Philosophy
, 15(2), 213-231.
Gellera Giovanni (2017), The Doctrine of the Fall in Seventeenth-Century Reformed Scholasticism: Philosophy between Faith and Scepticism, in Larkin Aine, Hadromi-Allouche Zohar (ed.), Routledge, New York, 78-89.
Gellera Giovanni (2017), The Scottish Faculties of Arts and Cartesianism (1650-1700), in History of Universities
, (2), 166-187.
Maurer Christian, Haakonssen Knud (ed.), Francis Hutcheson: A System of Moral Philosophy
, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis.
GelleraGiovanni, Logic and Epistemology in Seventeenth-Century Scotland, in Broadie Alexander (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 000-000.
This research project on tolerance, intolerance and discrimination regarding religion is in philosophy as the main discipline. It combines two axes: i) The historical core axis aims at reconstructing and evaluating central arguments for and against tolerance from rarely studied early modern Reformed sources at the intersection of philosophy and theology. An interdisciplinary sensitivity is required with respect to, mainly, theology, religious studies and history. The project addresses significant gaps in our knowledge about the 17th and 18th centuries, and about the fundamental intellectual changes which marked the period. Three closely connected subprojects focus on Reformed Switzerland, Scotland and England, on mutual connections and wider European dimensions. Many sources are in Latin, which creates exciting opportunities for new critical editions and translations in addition to argumentative analysis and contextualisation in synoptic articles and in-depth studies. The subprojects are entitled:A) 'Tolerance regarding religion in early 18th-century Reformed Switzerland: Jean-Alphonse Turrettini' (PhD)B) 'Tolerance regarding religion in 17th-century Scottish philosophy and theology' (Post-Doc)C) 'Tolerance regarding religion in 18th-century British philosophy' (Principal Investigator)ii) The systematic axis, with subproject D) 'Systematic questions about tolerance, intolerance and discrimination regarding religion' (PI), aims at refining the conceptual framework in close exchange with the historical axis. It pays attention to the intersection of philosophy and theology and compares early modern and present-day debates on tolerance, describing continuities and differences. It also investigates the rarely discussed connections between the well established philosophical concepts of tolerance and intolerance on the one hand, and the more recent theoretical notion of discrimination on the other hand.Axes i) and ii) are interdependent: Clear concepts are crucial for analysing and evaluating arguments in the history of philosophy, and an awareness of historical dimensions and cultural context is required for an appropriate discussion of systematic contemporary questions about tolerance and discrimination. The project’s scientific originality lies in the focus on rarely studied sources, and on the systematic connections between (in)tolerance and discrimination, which links two discussions which are often kept apart. These points also promise to appeal to a wider public.Amongst the key outputs are a richer narrative of early modern intellectual transformations; synoptic articles and in-depth studies from the subprojects; a PhD on Turrettini; a critical co-edition of Dundas’ manuscript Idea philosophiæ moralis as part of the Post-Doc project; translations and editions, possibly supported by the ‘Digital Humanities’; an international conference on tolerance in early modern philosophy and theology; a public lecture series on tolerance and discrimination; a website promoting the results of the project, etc.