Both Ferenc Hörcher and Béla Mester published a study in the volume Anthropologische Ästhetik in Mitteleuropa 1750–1850 - Anthropological Aesthetics in Central Europe 1750–1850, edited by Piroska Balogh and Gergely Fórizs, and published by Wehrhahn Verlag, in its series Quellen und Forschungen zum 18. Jahrhundert. Ferenc Hörcher’s co-authored chapter is entitled "The Scottish Discourse on Taste in Early 19th-Century Hungary: Two Translations of Hugh Blair's Introduction to Rhetoric," co-authored by Kálmán Tóth. Béla Mester’s chapter is entitled "The Role of Aesthetics in the Works of a Professor at a Calvinist College. A Case Study on József Rozgonyi (1756–1823)."

Ferenc Hörcher's chapter "Two Concepts of Practical Knowledge in Politics: Oakeshott and MacIntyre in Comparison" was published in the volume entitled "Tradition v. Rationalism, Voegelin, Oakeshott, Hayek and Others", edited by Lee Trepanier and Eugene Callahan and published by the Lexington Books branch of Rowman and Littlefield, in its series of Political Theory for Today. The study investigates the role of practical wisdom in politics, in the oeuvres of two 20th century British philosophers, the conservative Michael Oakeshott and Alasdair MacIntyre, who defines his position as revolutionary Aristotelianism.

Issue no. 91 of the art theory journal, Enigma has been recently published. Deodáth Zuh, our colleague figures there as guest editor of Arnold Hauser's early works and makes an attempt to cast new light on the genesis of Hauser's sociologically informed theory of art by tracing them back to his Budapest, resp. Vienna period. Present issue contains a series of pre-war Hungarian articles, and an originally German essay on the process of gathering samples for an interpretive sociology of film. Some freshly processed documents, and a lengthy editorial introduction completes this collection of texts. Issue No. 91 of Enigma is a joint product of Research Group for Art Historiography of RCH HAS, and MTA Lendület Morals and Science Research Group. It was dedicated to the loving memory of Árpád Tímár.


The latest special issue of Studies in East European Thought on The Life and Work of Philipp Frank, edited by Adam Tamas Tuboly, has been published.

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of Philipp Frank’s (1884–1966) death. As a physicist-turned-philosopher, Frank played an important role in developing the Vienna Circle’s scientific world-conception [wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung] in Vienna and later in Prague with Rudolf Carnap. He was also responsible for the dissemination of the ideas of logical empiricism and modern scientific thought for the layman, which task he continued in the United States through the institutionalization of the unified science movement. This special issue aims to bring new perspectives to the texts and contexts of Frank, originating in a special Eastern- European context, to understand the rise and decline of his thinking, (meta-) philosophical commitments, and projects.

1. Adam Tamas Tuboly: Editorial Introduction: Philipp Frank, a physicist-turned philosopher.
2. Gerald Holton: Philipp Frank and the Wiener Kreis: from Vienna to Exile in the USA
3. Anne Siegetsleitner: Philipp Frank on relativity in science and morality
4. George Reisch: Pragmatic engagements: Philipp Frank and James Bryant Conant on science, education, and democracy
5. Amy Wuest: Simplicity and scientific progress in the philosophy of Philipp Frank
6. Adam Tamas Tuboly: Philipp Frank’s decline and the crisis of logical empiricism

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