The Institute of Philosophy, RCH, cordially invites you to the upcoming talk

Tim Crane (CEU)
What is religious belief?


Many philosophers and other commentators think of religious belief as a combination of proto-cosmological belief and moral belief or moral precepts: a theory of the universe plus a theory of how to behave. This conception of religious belief does not seem to have room for what is one of the most obvious and central features of religion: religious practice. Why should a combination of cosmology and morality give rise to practices like going to church, mosque or synagogue? In this talk I sketch an alternative conception of religious belief that gives an answer to this question.

Commentator: Bettina Szabados (Institute of Philosophy, RCH)

Venue: 4 Tóth Kálmán str., 1097 Budapest, B.7.16. (room 'Trapéz')
Date: 21 January 2020 (Tuesday), 2pm

The Research Group for Philosophy of Physics, BTK Institute of Philosophy, cordially invites you to its upcoming workshop:

Jerusalem-Budapest twin workshop 2: PHYSICALISM AND REDUCTION

Venue: 1097 Budapest, 4 Tóth Kálmán str., B.7.16. (room "Trapéz")
Date: 19-20 December 2019 (Thu-Fri)

For details see workshop webpage.

Ferenc Hörcher is giving a talk at The Institute of Adanced Studies Kőszeg, on 12 November 2019. His talk is entitled "Nationalism and Conservatism in Contemporary Europe, with Special Attention to Britain and the V4 Countries”.

The BTK Lendület Morals and Science Recearch Group cordially invites you to the panel discussion on

The Future of the Humanities in a Disruptive World
Debating Challenges and Opportunities


Karla Pollmann
Dean of the Faculty of Arts,
University of Bristol

Confirmed discussants:
Tim Crane
Tamás Demeter
István Kenesei
Gábor Kiss Farkas
Benedek Láng
Csaba Pléh
Iván Szelényi
Gábor Zemplén

The focal points of the discussion will be:
-The function of the Arts and Humanities in a Changing World: how to Innovate the Curriculum?
-What is "Progress" in the Arts and Humanities?
-Application and Commercialization in Higher Education - Opportunities and Limits
-How to Organize Successful Inter- and Multidisciplinarity in Challenge-led Research Clusters?

Date of the event: 4th of November, 2019, 10 AM
Venue of the event: Research Centre for the Humanities, 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán st. 4., 7th Floor, Trapéz Room

The Institute of Philosophy, RCH, cordially invites you to its joint workshop with the National University of Public Service on

Urban Cultures in The Early Modern Habsburg Territories

Venue: National University of Public Service, Budapest, Ludovika square 2., main building, 1st floor, room Hunyadi
Date: 4 November 2019

Registration here.


10-11.15 Keynote lecture

Jaroslav Miller: A Dream World of Ideas and Crudeness of Reality: Early Modern City as an Utopia

Session I.: Town Descriptions

11.30-12.15 Ferenc Hörcher: Town descriptions and urban politics in Márton Szepsi Csombor's European Travel Journal

12.15-13.00 Katalin Simon: Urban Environment in Buda in the 18th Century

13-14.00 Lunch break

Session II.: Governing Urban Communities

14.00-14.45 István Németh: Cities, Self-government, State in the Early Modern Age. The Political Framework of Urban Life

14.45-15.30 Peter Benka: Early modern towns as language communities : The case of Upper Hungarian free royal boroughs

15.30-16.15 Adam Smrcz: Jansenism and Urban Politics in 18th-Century Hungary

16.15-16.45 Coffee break

Session III.: An Outlook on non-Habsburg territories

16.45-17.30 Krisztina Péter: Image, Print and Manuscript in Early Modern Cologne

17.30-18.15 Eszter Kovács: Montaigne as the Mayor of Bordeaux: Mapping a Political Network

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