The History and Philosophy of Science research group of the Institute of Philosophy cordially invites you to its upcoming workshop:

"Knowledge from Music: Philosophical, Literary, Sociological"

Venue of the workshop: 1014 Budapest, 30. Országház st.

Date of the workshop: 8th July, 2015.

12:00 - 12:45 - Tamás Demeter (HAS): The Sociological Tradition of Hungarian Musicology
12:45 - 13:30 - Deodáth Zuh (HAS): Conventions and Creativity. Arnold Hauser's Sociology of Music
13:30 - 14:00 - Coffee break

14:00 - 15:00 - David Pitt (CSULA): What is Tonality?
15:00 - 16:00 - Simone Mahrenholz (Manitoba): How Music Thinks
16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 - Ákos Windhager (Arts Harmony): Who Cares about Bruckner's 8th?
17:30 - 18:30 - Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (Kuwait): Music, Astronomy and the Philosophy of the Organic: Béla Tarr and László Krasznahorkai

Ferenc Hörcher, director of the Institute of Philosophy at the RCH, HAS, is participating in the book launch for the recently published volume: John O'Sullivan & Kálmán Pócza (eds.): The Second Term of Viktor Orbán. Beyond Prejudice and Enthusiasm, London, Social Affairs Unit, 2015. Ferenc Hörcher's article is entitled "After the 2014 General Election: Constitutional Majority and No Opposition: A Burden or an Opportunity", op. cit. 253-272.

The event is organized by the Danube Institute at the following venues:
Budapest: 30th July 2015, 17:30 - Szamos Gourmet House, 1052 Budapest, 1. Váci st.
Brussels: 1st July 2015, 17:00 - Hungarian Development Center, 1000 Brussels, Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11.

Ferenc Hörcher, the director of the Insititue of Philosophy at the HAS, has given a talk on the 6th of May at the John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin on the conference on Elites - their past, now and future, entitled The Communist Destruction of the Middle Classes of Hungary - Is There a Way to Heal It? He was and will be giving lectures in Warsaw on the 7th and 20th of May as a part of the Humane Philosophy Project at the University of Warsaw. His lectures are scheduled within the series of talks on Humane Philosophy and the Idea of the Tragic, where he was and will be talking about Sophocles's "Antigone" and T. S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral".

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