Gentry Heritage in East-Central Europe

A Workshop of the research project
“The Impact of Gentry Heritage on the Formation of East-Central European Citizenship”
of the Polish and Hungarian Academies of Sciences

3rd October 2016, 14:00 – 18:00
Venue: “Pepita Room” of the Institute of Philosophy in the Research Centre of the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Országház u. 30., 1014 Budapest

14:00 – 14:15: Opening remarks
Ferenc Hörcher

14:15 – 15:45: Section I
Rafał Smoczyński: The role of the nobility and its traditions in the contemporary Polish society
Gábor Gángó: G. W. Leibniz on Polish nobility
Ferenc Hörcher: Nobleman and burgher: a contradiction in terms in early 19th century Hungary

15:45 – 16:15: Coffee break

16:15 – 17:45 Section II
Béla Mester: A 19th-century nation as a philosophical project and the model of Gentry politics in the Hungarian nation building
Gábor Kovács: The clerical, the intellectual and the gentry – the history of European regions from the perspectives of structuralism and 'psychohistory' in the theories of István Hajnal and István Bibó
Éva Sztáray Kézdy: The Descendants of Former Aristocratic Families in Hungary in the 21st century

17:45 – 18:00: Closing remarks
Rafał Smoczyński

The Philosophy of Physics Research Group of the Institute of Philosophy of HAS RCH invites you to the second conference of "Physics meets Philosophy", titled "Quantum states and linearity", to be held on the 28th of September, 2016.

Speakers include Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Lajos Diósi, Tamás Geszti, and Tamás Fülöp, the detailed program schedule can be reached here.
(The language of the conference is Hungarian.)

Philosophy of borders: nations, states and immigration

February 3-4, 2017.

Budapest, Hungary

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming conference entitled Philosophy of borders: nations, states and immigration.

Confirmed keynote speaker: David Miller (University of Oxford)

The issues of citizenship, immigration, global justice and the rights and duties of states in relation to citizens and non-citizens are not only the subject of recent public discourse but are permanent topics in normative political philosophy. The conference aims to discuss some of the following issues:

-          the obligations of states to citizens and non-citizens;

-          the normative dilemmas of allocating citizenship rights;

-          the normative legitimacy of bounded nations and states;

-          ethics of immigration.

The conference organizers invite scholars and researchers to submit their proposals discussing these normative issues from a philosophical, historical or interdisciplinary perspective. Submissions from advanced doctoral students are also welcome.

The DANUBE INSTITUTE cordially invites you to a LECTURE BY ROGER SCRUTON:

EUROPE AND THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE

19th September, 2016

His lecture on the future of conservatism will take place at 5.30 P.M. on 19TH SEPTEMBER at the CENTRE FOR HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (1014 BUDAPEST, ORSZÁGHÁZ U. 30.).

Professor FERENC HÖRCHER, Director, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Professor of Aesthetics at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, and a specialist of the political philosophy of British conservatism will respond to Sir Roger's lecture, after which there will be time for questions. The event will close with a reception.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, please register here.

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