The main research areas of the Research Group in the History of Ancient and Early Modern Philosophy focus on the history of ancient and early modern philosophy, as well as German idealism and its reception. Our major thematic research topics concern, on the one hand, ancient atomism, the Aristotelian tradition, Hellenistic philosophy, and late antiquity; on the other hand, they examine the history of reflexivity and the related transformation of early modern theories of the self, as well as the problem of the anthropological difference and the relationship between biological life and self-consciousness. The coherence of the group is guaranteed by raising comparative questions concerning epistemology, philosophy of mind, language, ethics, and metaphysics, as well as the philosophical role of literary forms – also with reference to medieval and renaissance philosophy.

Hangai, Attila

Email: hangai.attila at

Phone: + 36 1 224 6700/4181

Kovács, Dániel

Email: kovacs.daniel at

Phone: + 36 1 224 6700/4181

Németh, Attila (research group leader)

Email: nemeth.attila at

Phone: + 36 1 224 6700/4135

Schmal, Dániel

Email: schmal.daniel at

Phone: + 36 1 224 6700/4188