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' in Pietismus und Neuzeit 41 (2015), p.32-56.

'Review-Article: Religion and Enlightenment' in Journal of the History of Ideas 75.1 (2014), p. 137-160.

'Origins of Aesthetics: Theological Origins of Aesthetics' in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly (2nd edition) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

'Shaftesbury’s Egoistic Hedonism' in Aufklärung 22 (2010), p. 135-150.

'Hutcheson’s Divergence from Shaftesbury' in Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4.2 (2006), p. 159-172.