Selected Publications


The Emergence of Modern Aesthetic Theory: Religion and Morality in Enlightenment Germany and Scotland.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Winner of the István Hont Book Prize for "the best book published in intellectual history" in 2017, awarded by the Institute of Intellectual History at the University of St. Andrews.

Articles in Journals and Edited Volumes

Review-Article: “Accidental Radicalism: Toward a Multidisciplinary Intellectual History of the Early German Enlightenment.” Global Intellectual History (2020) (published online, forthcoming in print).

“From Spiritual Taste to Good Taste? Reflections on Aesthetic Theory’s Pietist Roots.” In Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics. Ed. Karl Axelsson, Camilla Flodin, and Matthias Pirholt. London: Routledge, 2020.

“When Innovation goes out of Fashion: Joachim Lange’s (1670-1744) Lectures to Empty Benches.” In Innovationsuniversität Halle. Ed. Daniel Fulda and Andreas Peçar. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020.

“Domesticating Religious ‘Fanaticism’ in Eighteenth-Century Germany: A Tale of Two Books." Church History and Religious Culture 98 (2018): 111-138.

"Vom geistlichen zum guten Geschmack? Reflexionen zur Suche nach den pietistischen Wurzeln der Ästhetik." Trans. Claudia Drese. In Schönes Denken: A. G. Baumgarten im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ästhetik, Logik und Ethik. Ed. Andrea Allerkamp and Dagmar Mirbach.  Hamburg: Meiner, 2016.

“Religion and Enlightenment Revisited: Lucas Geiger (1682-1750) and the Allure of Wolffian Philosophy in a Pietist Orphanage.” Pietismus und Neuzeit 41 (2015): 32-56.

Review-Article: Religion and Enlightenment.” Journal of the History of Ideas 75.1 (2014): 137-160.

“Another Look at the Breviarium of Festus.” Classical Quarterly 64.2 (2011): 704-721.

“Shaftesbury’s Egoistic Hedonism.” Aufklärung 22 (2010): 135-150.

“Pietistische Aisthesis und moralische Erziehung bei Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten.” Aufklärung 20 (2008): 175-198.

“Hutcheson’s Divergence from Shaftesbury.” Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4.2 (2006): 159-172.

“The Three Lives of George Santayana at Harvard.” Overheard in Seville: The Bulletin of the Santayana Society 17 (2000): 30-37.

Entries in Reference Works

“Common Thread.” In The Pocket Instructor, ed. Diana Fuss and Bill Gleason. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Origins of Aesthetics: Theological Origins of Aesthetics.” Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Book Reviews

Review of From Natural Law to Political Economy: J. H. G. von Justi on State, Commerce and International Order, by Ere Nokkala (Vienna: Lit, 2019). Intellectual History Review (2020) (published online, forthcoming in print). 

Review of Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, vol. 1, ed. Aaron Garrett and James A. Harris (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015). Journal of the History of Philosophy 55.2 (2017): 357-358.

Review of God in the Enlightenment, ed. William J. Bulman and Robert G. Ingram (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).  Catholic Historical Review 103.2 (2017): 353-355.

Review of Education for Life: Correspondence and Writings on Religion and Practical Philosophy, by George Turnbull, ed. M. A. Stewart and Paul Wood (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2014).  Eighteenth-Century Scotland 30 (2016): 22-23.

Review of Religion and the Senses in Early Modern Europe, ed. Wietse de Boer and Christine Göttler (Boston: Brill, 2013).  Werkstatt Geschichte 66 (2015): 120-122.

Review of Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century, by Avi Lifschitz (Oxford: UP, 2012).  Intellectual History Review 24.2 (2014): 270-272.

Review of Metaphysica, by A. G. Baumgarten, ed. and trans. G. Gawlick and L. Kreimendahl (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 2011).  Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert 35.2 (2011): 237-239. 


Last update: December 7, 2020