Ferenc Hörcher is giving three consecutive talks in Cluj-Napoca/Kolozsvár, at Babes-Bolyai University of Sciences.

He is going to talk about The Tradition of Urban Republicanism and Its Key Concepts at the Hungarian Institute of Philosophy, on 23 May 2017., at 10.00 am at the main building of BBTE (Farkas/Kogặlniceanu str., 1.), I. floor, BÖHM KÁROLY lecture hall.

He is giving a paper on The concept of Civic Republicanism and Its Relevance Today at the Department of Political Science on 24 May 2017 at 12.00 pm (noon).

Finally, his lecture is titled The Model of Late Medieval and Renaissance City Republics, and scheduled at 12.00 pm (noon) on 25 May, 2017 at the Institute of History.

Tamás Demeter has been awarded a MTA Lendület grant for the project "Morals and values in modern science". The grant will support the work of his research group for the next five years. Dr. Demeter’s research group will investigate (from historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives) the values in the background of scientific research, orienting, limiting and justifying it in various ways. Members of the research group will focus on case studies about the often unreflected and thereby rationally uncontrolled cognitive, moral, social and aesthetic values that characterize the history of modern science between the 17th and the 20th centuries.

Our Conference entitled Ratio Civilis to be held on 17-18. November 2017. in Budapest - with keynote speakers Heinz Schilling (Germany) and Hans Blom (Holland) - is postponed until 31 May, 2017.

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The Registers of Philosophy III

May 13, 2017
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Research Centre for the Humanities
Institute of Philosophy
1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán street 4., 7th floor

9:30-9:40 Opening – Ferenc Hörcher (MTA) Tamás Paár (PPKE)


Adam S. Potkay (College of William & Mary, Virginia): Rhetoric and Philosophy from Cicero to Adam Smith: Tropes, Dialogue, Self-Division

10:30-10:40 Commentary by Zsolt Komáromy (ELTE)

10:40-11:10 Discussion

11:10-11:40 Coffee break

11:40-11:05 Dániel Schmal (PPKE): Cartesian Cogito Enacted

11:05-11:30 Anna Jani (ELTE): The Hermeneutics of Textuality and the Questioning of Reality

11:30-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:00 Lunch break

(cold dishes are going to be served for all participants)


Richard Heinrich (University of Vienna): Does Philosophy Need (its own) Words?

13:50-14:00 Commentary by András Rónai

14:00-14:30 Discussion

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:25 Adrienne Gálosi (University of Pécs): Cute Madonnas and Sublime Installations

15:25-15:50 Dániel L. Golden (MTA): The Place for the Literary in Richard Rorty’s Philosophy

15:50-16:20 Discussion


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