Kovács, Gábor

Kovács Gábor 3 


senior research fellow

Email: kovacs.gabor at btk.mta.hu


List of publications

Research group


History of Hungarian Philosophy

Phone numbers
Room number


+36 1 224 6700/4191
Researh area


political philosophy, green political thought, cultural criticism

Research project


2012–2017  (OTKA K 104 643) Narratives of the History of Hungarian Philosophy (1792–1947), researcher

2013–2018  (OTKA K 108 670) Arts and Scholarship in the Service of the Nation-building in the Nineteenth-Century Hungary, researcher

2014–2016  The Impact of Noble Legacy in Shaping Citizenship in Central Europe, Polish-Hungarian bilateral program, researcher

2016-2018  Conception of Creative City within Central Europe. Historical Images and Empirical Indices, Lithuanian-Hungarian bilateral program, principal investigator

2017-2019  The role of intelligentsia in shaping collective identities of Poles and Hungarians in 19th and 20th centuries, Polish-Hungarian bilateral program, researcher

2018–2020  Mohács 1526-2026 Reconstruction and Historical Recollection, Interdisciplinary project of the Research Centre for the Humanities and the University of Pécs



Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös University Budapest

Selected publications from the last five years


Gábor Kovács: 'Why is Goodness a Destroying Force?' Morality and Politics in the Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt, In: Hörcher Ferenc, Mester Béla, Turgonyi Zoltán (szerk.) Is a Universal Morality Possible? Budapest: HAS Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of Philosophy; L'Harmattan, 2015. pp. 143–150.

Gábor Kovács: The rise of modernity: the relation of religion, capitalism and democracy in the European context, In: Juhant, Janez, Žalec, Bojan (szerk.) Which Religion, What Ideology?: The (religious) potentials for peace and violence, Münster: LIT Verlag, 2016. pp. 97–103.

Gábor Kovács: ’It is possible to attain truth through a way paved by lies’ – the historical trajectory of communism from compassion and truth-seeking to the totalitarian terror, In: Petkovšek Robert, Žalec Bojan (szerk.) Truth and Compassion: Lessons from the Past and Premonitions of the Future, Münster: LIT Verlag, 2017. pp. 103–110.

Gábor Kovács: From The Guilty City To The Ideas Of Alternative Urbanization And Alternative Modernity: Anti-Urbanism As A Border-Zone OF City-Philosophy And Cultural Criticism In The Interwar Hungarian Political Thought, SANTALKA: FILOSOFIJA KOMUNIKACIJA / COACTIVITY: PHILOSOPHY, COMMUNICATION 25: pp. 99–109. (2017)

Kovács Gábor: Két part között mindörökké, Budapest: Liget Műhely Alapítvány, 2018, 318 old.

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