The Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, cordially invites you to the conference

Rethinking the European City: New Conceptions and the Living Heritage

Date: 26-27 April 2019
Venue: Budapest (Budapest University of Technology and Economics; Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS)

Keynote speaker: Shane Epting (president, Philosophy of the City Research Group)

The detailed program is available here.

The MTA BTK Institute of Philosophy cordially invites you to its upcoming conference on

The Registers of Philosophy V.

Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019
Helyszín: MTA BTK Institute of Philosophy, 4 Tóth Kálmán str., 1097 Budapest, 7th floor, room "Trapéz"

Program:

9:30 – 9:40 Opening remarks (Ferenc Hörcher, Tamás Paár)
9:40 – 10:40
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Günter Figal (University of Freiburg): Description and Conceptuality. Phenomenological, Metaphysical, and Hermeneutical Aspects
10:40 – 11:00 Commentary by István Fehér M. (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
11:00 – 11:40 Discussion
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:20 Antonia Egel (University of Salzburg): Philosophical Writing Interacting with Poetry. Notes on Husserl, Arendt, and Heidegger
12:20 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Sharon Rider (Uppsala University): The Unsettling of Ideas and the Power of Style
14:30 – 14:50 Commentary by Csaba Olay (ELTE)
14:50 – 15:30 Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20 Tamás Paár (PPKE): Metaphors, Irony and Lying in the Light of a MacIntyrean Ethics of Enquiry
16:20 – 16:40 Tibor Görföl (Theological College of Pécs): Lack and Hypertrophy of Speech. Remarks on the Language of Mysticism
16:40 - 17:00 Discussion

Organizers: Ferenc Hörcher (MTA, NKE), Tamás Paár (PPKE)

Poster

Ferenc Hörcher presents a paper in Hungarian with the title Mi a szerepe a posztkommunizmusnak a mai európai válságban? (What is the Role of Post-Communism in the Present European Crisis?), on 4 April, 2019, at 4.00 pm., in the Institute for Political Science of the Hungarian Academy of Science (4 Tóth Kálmán Street, 1097 Budapest, Hungary). His talk is part of the conference Vezér, demokrácia, politikatudomány: Konferencia a 60 éves Körösényi András tiszteletére (Leader, Democracy, Political Science, Conference in honour of the 60th Birthday of András Körösényi).

The National University of Public Service and the Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences are organizing

An international conference in honor of Alasdair MacIntyre

Date and venue: June 27, 2019, Budapest, Hungary

The conference is conceived to honor the work of Alasdair MacIntyre, who turned 90 this year. He is among the most important figures of contemporary philosophy and has touched upon several topics during his long-spanning career since his first publication in 1950. These topics pertain to, among other fields, moral philosophy, medical ethics, political theory, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, aesthetics and the philosophy of education; while all kinds of academic disciplines besides philosophy have benefited from his contributions, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, theology, business studies, etc. His views have changed significantly during these years, and he subsequently managed to incorporate in his philosophy insights from diverse thinkers like Marx, Aristotle and Aquinas – to name just the most important ones for him from the hundreds whose ideas he has fruitfully engaged with.

To honor this occasion, the organizers have invited as keynote speakers Ron Beadle (Northumbria University) and Robert P. George (Princeton). Abstract submissions engaging the wide-ranging oeuvre of MacIntyre are also welcomed. Proposed topics for the conference include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. MacIntyre and his roots: Gaelic culture
  2. The changes in MacIntyre’s thinking
  3. MacIntyre’s relationship to Marxism
  4. MacIntyre’s blend of NeoAristotelianism
  5. Thomism and natural law
  6. Is MacIntyre a virtue ethicist?
  7. Narratives and the unity of human lives
  8. The notion of tradition
  9. The problem of moral rationality
  10. Human rights and justice
  11. The prospects for the politics of local communities today
  12. Criticisms and defenses of liberalism, conservatism and communitarianism
  13. MacIntyre and analytic/continental philosophy
  14. MacIntyre and religion
  15. Dependent Rational Animals at 20: naturalist ethics and biology

Proposals – including the name, e-mail address, affiliation and position of the speaker, a title and an abstract of 1500 characters – should be sent by April 30, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘MacIntyre 90 proposal’ as their topic. Feel free to send any inquiries concerning the conference to the same address.

Organizers:
Ferenc Hörcher (National University of Public Service, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Tamás Paár (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
Zoltán Turgonyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

We are happy to announce that our invitation has been accepted by Prof. C.D.C Reeve (Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., USA) to come and visit Budapest and give two talks at our institutes.

Professor Reeve will present a paper at the Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre of the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and another one at the Faculty of Humanities of Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

The talks will be given in English and do not require a specialist knowledge of Aristotle. The two talks are connected, but each one also stands on its own.

The title, date and venue of the talks are the following:

1.

C.D.C. REEVE: Aristotle on Politics, Rhetoric, and Tragedy

Date: 5 April 2019, 2.15 pm
Venue: Faculty of Humanities of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 1 Mikszáth tér, 1088 Budapest, classroom 206

2.

C.D.C. REEVE: Aristotle on Politics and the Aims of Education

Date: 9 April 2019, Tuesday, 4.00 pm
Venue: Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centnre of the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 4 Tóth Kálmán str., 1097 Budapest, 7th floor, Trapéz lecture hall

The organizers, Péter Lautner (Pázmány Péter Catholic University) and Ferenc Hörcher (Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Research Centre for Politics and Government, National University of Public Service), welcome everybody to attend.

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