The Philosophy of Physics research group at the Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, jointly with the Department of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, is organizing a conference on

Modality in Physics

Date: 11-13 June 2018
Venue: Department of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Kraków


The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has granted funding for the further development of the Archives of Philosophy in Hungary, initiated in 2015 by Prof Ferenc Hörcher, Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre for the Humanities at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Dániel Golden, Béla Mester, Bettina Szabados, László Gergely Szücs, and Péter András Varga are participating in the project (scientific director: Péter András Varga, project director: Dániel Golden). The digital archives aim at establishing a scholarly organized collection of sources pertaining to the history of philosophy and phenomenology in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe (with special attention to manuscript sources and other unique and non-mass-produced sources), preserved in private and public collections, in order to facilitate the scientific research and public interest in these fields. The collections of the archives are currently under construction (and the website is, for the time being, only available in Hungarian). Suggestions and corrections are welcomed, and we are interested in exploring potential cooperation based on the benefits of digital technology (which does not require the permanent sharing of physical originals). For all enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The digital archives are available at

A workshop with the title "Hamlet in Wittenberg: Civic and Princely Education in Early Modern Europe" is organised by the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The aim of the conference is to gain an overview of the state of the arts and recent tendencies in the research field of early modern - princely and civic - political education.

Keynote speakers: James Hankins (Harvard University), Jan Waszink (Leiden University), Tibor Fabinyi (Károli Gáspár University).

Date ofthe conference: 28-29. September, 2018.

To participate please send by 15 May a title and an abstract of 3-500 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Organisers: Ferenc Hörcher and Ádám Smrcz

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

The Registers of Philosophy IV.

Date: 26 May 2018
Venue: Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, 4 Tóth Kálmán st., Budapest 1097, 7th floor, "Trapéz" room (B.7.16)


9:20 - 9:30 Opening remarks (Ferenc Hörcher, Tamás Paár)

9:30 - 9:50 Tóta Péter Benedek (PPKE): "Give Us This Day Our Daily Death". Existentialism in the Wake of Géza Kállay and Jay Daniel Mininger
9:50 - 10:00 Discussion

10:00 - 10:10 Break

10:10 - 11:00 Alexander Nehamas (Princeton): Philosophical Individualism and the Question of Style
11:00 - 11:20 Commentary by Mihály Vajda (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
11:20 - 11:50 Discussion

11:50 - 12:05 Break

12:05 - 12:55 Michael Erler (University of Würzburg): Elenctic Aporia and Performative Euporia: Literary Form as Philosophical Message in the Platonic Dialogue
12:55 - 13:15 Commentary by Péter Lautner (PPKE)
13:15 - 13:45 Discussion

13:45 - 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 - 14:50 Eszter Kovács (University of Szeged): Reasoning by Images: Metaphors in the Opening Chapters of Émilie du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics
14:50 - 15:10 György Fogarasi (University of Szeged): Anecdotal Philosophy: Wordsworth on Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense
15:10 - 15:30 Discussion

15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 16:05 Dóra Dergez-Rippl (University of Pécs): Innate Knowing as a Philosophical Source in Art
16:05 - 16:25 János Barcsák (PPKE): The Limits of Philosophical Rigour. The Inevitability of Paradox in Consistent Reasoning

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