New publications of the project

Several publications in connection with the project have just appeared or are about to appear:

  • Research papers of a special issue on our September 2018 conference are now available on-line on the website of the journal Global Intellectual History.
  • Two chapters contributed to the Oxford History of Scottish Theology, Vol. I and Vol. II, have just appeared.
  • Several other contributions are forthcoming, among which two chapters to an edited volume Protestantisme et hétérodoxie (Classiques Garnier).

Workshop with Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Workshop with Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen on Discrimination and Affirmative Action


Friday, 21st of June 2019 – salle 5093, bâtiment Anthropole – 10h40-18h00

Organisers: Angela Martin (Fribourg), Nenad Stojanovic (Geneva) and Christian Maurer (Lausanne)


We’re delighted to announce that Lausanne will welcome Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen for a workshop on Discrimination and Affirmative Action.

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, and one of today’s most important philosophers writing on discrimination in the analytic tradition.

After an opening input by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, we will discuss two of his papers on discrimination and affirmative action by means of critical inputs from several researchers.


Participation is free. If you are interested in this event, please write to christianDOTmaurerATunilDOTch for the pre-circulated papers and for further information.

Cfp: Tolerance, Sociability and Solidarity in Scottish Philosophy – ISSP conference, 8-10 March 2019

We are happy to announce that the 2019 spring conference of the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy ISSP, Sioux Falls, (the former Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy CSSP, Princeton) will take place on 8-10 March 2019 in Lausanne!

Here is the Call for Papers:

Tolerance, Sociability and Solidarity in Scottish Philosophy

Societies are kept together by different kinds of glue. Self-interested factors such as the fear of leaving society, and the awareness of various benefits of living with others may play their roles. Yet there are also other factors, such as forms of natural sociability, benevolence and sympathy, solidarity with other members of society, and tolerance with respect to different opinions and values. Sometimes religion is considered helpful for keeping societies together, sometimes it is presented as the very cause of division.

The nature, potential and limits of tolerance, sociability, solidarity and the role of religion were discussed by many philosophers in the Scottish tradition, and in particular in the Scottish Enlightenment. We invite paper proposals that explore the roles of these notions in Scottish philosophy in the first conference of the new Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (ISSP), to be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) on 8-10 March 2019.

Proposals of not more than 400 words should be sent by email attachment to by November 1, 2018. Decisions will be notified by November 30, 2018.

Here are the links to the ISSP website, and to the former CSSP website.

Funding for Graduate Students
We are also pleased to announce the Gordon Graham Prize in Scottish Philosophy. The winner of this prize will receive financial support including registration, travel, and lodging to attend the 2019 ISSP conference in Lausanne Switzerland. The winner’s paper will also be published in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. The runner-up will be invited to the conference and published in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. Please submit complete papers of not more than 5,000 words by November 1st, 2018 to