Gábor István Bíró has given a talk on "Money Circles, Sensible Citizens and the Walt Disney of Economics: Michael Polanyi and the First Economics Film, 1929 to 1945" at the annual conference of the Polanyi Society on the 9th of June, 2020. The video of his talk is accessible here.

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming workshop on

Early Modern Theories of Society

Date of the event: 15th of November, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Toth Kalman st., 7th floor


11:00 - 12:00: Alissa Macmillan: "'O visions ill forseen': Hobbes, Milton, and Cavendish on Knowledge of the Future"

12:00 - 13:00: Bartholomew Begley: "Rousseau, Ranciere, and the Science of Politics"

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00: Ted McCormick: "Relocating Political Arithmetic: Quantification, Transmutation, and the Making of Population, 1500-1800"

15:00 - 16:00: Akos Sivado: "A Hundred Years Too Early: William Petty and Statistical Reasoning about Society"

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming event:

The Future of the Humanities in a Disruptive World
Debating Challenges and Opportunities

A panel discussion with

Karla Pollmann
Dean of the Faculty of Arts,
University of Bristol

Confirmed discussants:
Tim Crane
Tamás Demeter
István Kenesei
Gábor Kiss Farkas
Benedek Láng
Csaba Pléh
Iván Szelényi
Gábor Zemplén

The focal points of the discussion will be:
-The function of the Arts and Humanities in a Changing World: how to Innovate the Curriculum?
-What is "Progress" in the Arts and Humanities?
-Application and Commercialization in Higher Education - Opportunities and Limits
-How to Organize Successful Inter- and Multidisciplinarity in Challenge-led Research Clusters?

Date of the event: 4th of November, 2019, 10 AM
Venue of the event: Research Centre for the Humanities, 1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán st. 4., 7th Floor, Trapéz Room

Our research group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference on

Mental Fictionalism

Date of the event: 24th-25th October, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Toth Kalman st., 7th floor


24th of October:

10.00-10.45: Adam Toon: Fictionalism and Intentionality

10.45-11.30: Amber Ross: Mental Fictionalism: Believers without Belief

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

12.00-12.45: Meg Wallace: Deflating Mental Fictionalism: A Lesson in Metalinguistic Diplomacy

12.45-13.30: Zoe Drayson: What We Talk about When We Talk about Mental States

13.30-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.15: Adrian Downey: Radically Embodied Fictionalism: A Better Alternative to Eliminative Materialism

15.15-16.30: Dan Hutto: Reasons, Narratives, and Fictionalism: The Primary Reason Problem Revisited

16.30-17.00: Coffee Break

17.00-17.45: Bill Lycan: A Rylean Mental Fictionalism

17.45-18.30: Daniel Dennett: Am I a Fictionalist?

25th of October:

10.00-10.45: Bruno Mölder: Interpretivism and Mental Fictionalism

10.45-11.30: Miklós Márton and János Tőzsér: A Unified Pragmatic Account of Fictional Utterances and Its Consequences to Mental Fictionalism

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

12.00-12.45: Greg Currie: Fictionalism about Fiction's Insight into the Mind

12.45-13.30: Sam Wilkinson: What Might We Be Doing When We Call Someone Mentally Ill?

13.30-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.15: Ted Parent: I Think; Therefore, I am a Fiction

15.15-16.30: Julianne Chung: Three Kinds of Non-Literalism about Knowledge-Talk

16.30-17.00: Coffee Break

17.00-17.45: Tim Crane and Katalin Farkas: Mental Fiction and Mental Fact

17.45-18.30: Tamás Demeter: A Mental Fictionalism Worthy of Its Name