Hörcher, Ferenc



scientific advisor

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List of publications

Research group


Political and Moral Philosophy

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+ 36 1 224 6700/4135
Research area


Political philosophy, history of political thought, history of aesthetic thought, aesthetics of literature, of the fine arts and of architecture, art criticism, Hungarian political thought, the intellectual history of the European city
Research project


Present projects:

2017-2018: The Hungarian Historical Constitution in Connection with Recent Constitutional Developments. Supported by: Pázmány KAP (app. 500.000 forint), University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (app. 2000 pound). Publication: A History of the Hungarian Constitution (edited by Ferenc Hörcher and Thomas Lorman), Tauris, London, 2019. (co-edited volume)

2018-2019: The Political Philosophy of Prudence (book project contracted with Bloomsbury Publishers). Publication: The Political Philosophy of Prudence (by Ferenc Hörcher), Bloomsbury, London, 2019. (authored monograph)

2017- : The Political Philosophy of the City (conference series). Coorganiser: Ádám Smrcz. Supported by: bilateral cooperation, NKA, HAS international conference organisation grants, etc. (four conferences (2/year), app. 500.000 - 1.000.000 forint/occasion). Partner institutions: University of Debrecen, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, BME Department of Urban Studies, Hungarian Society for Urban Studies, Local government of Balatonfüred, Tempevölgy literary and cultural journal.  Publication: Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, An International Scientific Journal of Sapientia University.

2015- : Registers of Philosophy (conference series). Coorganiser: Tamás Paár. Supported by: HAS International Conference organisation grant (app. 500.000 forint/occasion). Online work-in-progress series: Registers of philosophy.



Doctoral School, Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Selected publications from the last five years


Hörcher, Ferenc; Thomas, Lorman (eds.): A History of the Hungarian Constitution: Law, Government and Political Culture in Central Europe. New York, Amerikai Egyesült Államok, London, Egyesült Királyság/Anglia: I. B. Tauris, 2018. 345 p.

Hörcher, Ferenc: Is the Historical Constitution of Hungary Still a Living Tradition?: A Proposal for Reinterpretation. In: Górnisiewicz, Arkadiusz; Szlachta, Bogdan (eds.) The Concept of Constitution in the History of Political Thought. Berlin, Németország, Boston, Nemzetközi: De Gruyter Verlag, 2017. pp. 89-110.

Hörcher, Ferenc: Universal Morality. In: Hörcher, Ferenc; Mester, Béla; Turgonyi, Zoltán (eds.) Is a Universal Morality Possible? Budapest: HAS Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of Philosophy; L'Harmattan, 2015. pp. 7-18.

Hörcher, Ferenc: Communal Values in the New Hungarian Fundamental Law. In: Bos, Ellen; Pócza, Kálmán (eds.) Verfassunggebung in konsolidierten Demokratien: Neubeginn oder Verfall eines Systems? [Constitution Building in Consolidated Democracies: a New Beginning or Decay of a Political System]. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. pp. 346-364.

Hörcher, Ferenc: Sources of the Other. In: Gens, Jean-Claude; Olay, Csaba eds.) Charles Taylor. Interprétation, modernité et identité: Interpretation, modernity and identity. Argenteuil: Cercle Herméneutique Éditeur, 2014. pp. 69-91.


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