The Research Group on the Philosophy of Physics at the RCH, HAS kindly invities you to its mini-sympsium:


Giuliano Torrengo (Center for Philosophy of Time, Milan)
László E. Szabó (ELTE University, Department of Logic)

Venue: Budapest, 1014, 30. Országház st., Institute of Philosophy, room 026
Date: 16th November 2016., 16:00

Further information is available on the website of the research group.

The Institute of Philosophy, HAS, the Institute for Political Science, HAS, and the Corvinus University of Budapest kindly invites you to the following international conference:

Politcal Realism and Practical Morality (website available here)


Venue 1 (Friday, 18th of November; 30 Országház st., Budapest)

09:00-09:30 - Registration

09:30-11:00 - Keynote Lecture: John Dunn (University of Cambridge): Domestic Politics and International Relations across the Millennia
11:00-11:15 - Coffee break

11:15-13:30 - Section 1: Morality and RealismMatt Sleat (Sheffield University): Ethics, Morality and the Case for Realist Political Theory
Tibor Mándi (Institute for Political Science, HAS): The Morality of Political Realism
Andrija Šoć (Belgrade University): Deliberative Democracy between Moralism and Realism

13:30-14:30 - Lunch break

14:30-15:45 - Section 2: Just War and RealismAdam Cebula (Warsaw University): Just War Theory and the Duplex Nature of Extra-Moral Absolutism
Adam Smrcz (Institute of Philosophy, HAS / ELTE University): What Renders a Conflict Inevitable? The Question of Bellum Necessarium among Early Modern Natural Law Theorists
Sabeen Ahmed (Vanderbilt University): The Epistemic Violence of Jeff McMahan's Revisionist Just War Theory

15:45-16:00 - Coffee break

16:00-17:15 - Section 3: History and RealismStephen Hailey (Cambridge University): Aristotle and Political 'Realism'
Dávid Molnár (University of Pécs): State/Sovereignty/Statesovereignty. Political Thought in Edward Forsett's 'A Comparative Discourse of the Bodies Natural and Politique'
Ferenc Hörcher (Institute of Philosophy, HAS): How to Govern a City - Political Realism in a Conservative, Republican Key

The Research Group for the History and Philosophy of Science of the Institute of Philosophy cordially invites you to its upcoming conference:

Early Modern Encounters of Science and Philosophy


10:00 - 10:45 - Dániel Schmal: Perception and Matter: The Concept of Causality in Francis Glisson's Philosophy of Nature

10:45 - 11:30 - Bálint Kékedi: Sheep and Magnets: Purposeful Behaviour in Cartesian Machines

11:30 - 11:45 - Coffee break

11:45 - 12:30 - Olivér István Tóth: Innate Ideas and the Role of Science in Spinoza's Rationalist Epistemology

12:30 - 13:15 - Gábor Á. Zemplén: Diagrammatic Carriers and the Acceptance of Newton's Optical Theory

15:00 - 15:45 - Charles Wolfe: Life as Substance or as Function: Learning from Eighteenth-Century Vitalism

15:45 - 16:30 - Tamás Demeter: Layers of Hume's Vitalism

16:30 - 16:45 - Coffee break

16:45 - 17:30 - Máté Veres: Philosophy's Happy Escape: Scepticism and Naturalism in Hume's Natural History of Religion

17:30 - 18:15 - Natália Borza: Musicality in Natural Philosophy: An Analysis of Adam Smith's Posthumous Essays

Venue of the conference: 1014 Budapest, 30. Országház st., 'Pepita' room

Date of the conference: 15th November, 2016.

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