Grote, Simon

Associate Professor of History
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481


Research interests
Eighteenth-century German and British intellectual history; history of aesthetics; history of science

Selected bibliography concerning Natural law

  • Books

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

  • Articles

“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.

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

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

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