About the Doctoral School

Program 2021 spring

Program 2020 fall

 

 

Doctoral School of Philosophy

University Pécs (PTE), Hungary

H- 7633 Pécs, Szántó Kovács János u. 1. B.

Head: János Boros DSc, university professor of philosophy, borosjanos54@gmail.com

Head of the Office: Réka Schmieder schmieder.reka@pte.hu

 

Accreditation: Hungarian Ministry of Education 2002, 2019.

 

 

Guide and Regulations

 

 

Pécs, August 20, 2020

 

 

Table of Contents

            0. Summary

            1. Mission

            2. Staff

            3. Research Areas

            4. Organization

            5. Studies

            6. Moduls

            7. Entry Requirements

            8. Programs

            9. International Relationships

            10. Quality Assurance

 

 

  1. Summary

 

Foundation Memhers, Staff

 

 

Name

Scientific Degree

Institution

Boros, János (2002-)

DSc, Prof.

PTE

Demeter, Tamás (2019-)

DSc, Prof.

PTE

Nemeskéri, Zsolt (2019-)

Prof.

PTE

Szécsi, Gábor (2002-)

Prof.

PTE

Andrássy, György (2002-)

Dr. habil. Prof. em.

PTE

Bús, Imre (2019-)

Dr. habil. Prof.

PTE

Kocsis, Miklós (2019-)

Dr. habil. Assoc. Prof

PTE

Sík, Attila (2017-)

Prof.

PTE, Birmingham

Invited Members

 

 

Fehér, M. I. (2013-)

Prof.

ELTE Budapest

Höffe, O. (2012-)

Prof.

Tübingen

Orbán, Jolán (2002-)

Prof.

PTE

Vereczkei, L. (2002-)

Prof.

PTE

Bretter, Zoltán (2014-)

Assoc. Prof.

PTE

Zuh, Deodáth (2014-)

PhD, Dr. habil.

MTA

Fluri, Philipp (2009-)

PhD, Dr. habil

Geneva

Krajnik, J. (2002-)

CSc, Dr. habil. egy. doc

PTE

Wildmann, János (2008-)

PhD, Dr. habil.

Budapest

Patsch, Ferenc (2015-)

PhD, Dr. habil

Roma

Kovács Gusztáv (2015-)

PhD, Dr. habil

Pécs

András, Ferenc (2012-)

Assoc. Prof.

Veszprém

 

Csathó, Árpád (2010-)

Dr.habil. egy. doc.

PTE

Kocsis, László (2014-)

PhD, egy. adjunktus

PTE

Pete, Krisztián (2014-)

PhD, egy. adjunktus

PTE

Rippl, Dóra (2015-)

PhD, egy. adjunktus

PTE

Szolcsányi, Tibor (2014-)

PhD, egy. adjunktus

PTE

 

 

 

Invited Members from Abroad

 

 

Name

Degree

Institution

Agazzi, E.

Prof.

Genova, I

Avineri, S.

Prof.

Jerusalem

Avramides, A.

Prof.

Oxford, GB

Barman, R.

Dr.

St.Maurice,CH

Bennington, G.

Prof.

Atlanta, US

Bernstein, R.

Prof.

New York, US

Block, N.

Prof.

New York, US

Bozickovic, V.

Prof.

Belgrad, SB

Bourgeois-G.S.

Prof.

Lyon, F

Brandom, R.

Prof.

Pittsburgh,US

Brand, R.

Prof.

Marburg, D

Brunkhorst, H.

Prof.

Flensburg, D

Buzsaki, Gy.

Prof.

NYU, US

ChateaubriandO

Prof.

Sao Paolo, Br

Cometti, J-P.

Prof.

Aix-en-Prov.F

Corazza, E.

Prof.

Nottingham

Dennett, D.

Prof.

Boston, USA

Derrida, J. (+)

Prof.

Paris, F

Engel, P.

Prof.

Genf, CH

Felski, R.

Prof.

U.Virginia, US

Field, H.

Prof.

New York, US

Fine, K.

Prof.

New York, US

Fluri, Ph.

PhD, Dr. habil

Genf, CH

Forst, R.

Dr.

Frankfurt, D

Förster, E.

Prof.

Baltimore, US

Frank, M.

Prof.

Tübingen, US

Gal, E.

Prof.

Bratislava, SK

Gombocz, W.

Prof.

Graz, A

Grahek, N.

Prof.

Belgrád, SB

Grumley, J.

Prof.

Sidney, AUS

Gulyás B.

Prof.

Stockholm, S

Habermas, J.

Prof.

Frankfurt

Harnish, R. M.

Prof.

TucsonAr,US

Höffe, O.

Prof.

Tübingen, D

Horwich, P.

Prof.

NewYork

LeDoux, J.

Prof.

New York

Lenk, H.

Prof.

Karlsruhe, D

Llinas, R.

Prof.

New York

McDowell, J.

Prof.

Pittsburgh,US

Megill, A.

Prof.

U.Virginia, US

Mersch D.

Prof.

Kiel

Michailovic, P.

Prof.

Bratislava, SK

Moravcsik, J.

Prof.

Stanford, US

Nancy, J-L.

Prof.

Strasbourg, F

Nicolet, L.

Lic. Phil. I.

Genf, CH

Öffenberger, N.

Prof.

Münster, D

Paolucci, G.

Prof.

Firenze, I

Potrc, M.

Prof.

Ljubljana, SL

Putnam, H. (+)

Prof.

Harvard, US

Ramberg, B.

Prof.

Oslo, N

Rivero, A.

Prof.

Madrid, SP

Rorty, R. (+)

Prof.

Stanford, US

Schiffer, S.

Prof.

New York US

Schönecker,D.

Prof.

Siegen, D

Smith, B.

Prof.

Buffalo,USA

Sonderegger,R.

Prof.

AmsterdamNL

Stekeler-Weithofer, P.

Prof.

Leipzig, D

Szubka, T.

Prof.

Wroclaw, Pl

Terezakis, K.

Ass.Prof.

New York, US

Tormey, S.

Prof.

Nottingham

Ungvári Z.I.

Univ. Doc.

Kolozsvár, R

Vattimo, G.

Prof.

Torino, I

Vlaisavljevic,U

Prof.

Sarajevo, BIH

Vossenkuhl,W.

Prof.

München, D

Williams, Mi

Prof.

Baltimore,US

Williams, Me

Prof.

Baltimore,US

Wingert, L.

Prof.

Braunschweig

 

 

Partner Institutions

 

Pécs

Roman Catholic Theology College

 

Hungary

Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA)

 

USA

Boston College

University of Buffalo

Emory University (Atlanta)

Harvard University (Boston)

New York University

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)

University of Pittsburgh

Stanford University (Palo Alto)

University of Tucson Arizona

Tufts University (Boston)

University of Virginia (Charlottesville)

 

Australia

University of Sidney

 

Austria

Universität Wien

Universität Graz

 

Bosnia-Hercegovina

University of  Sarajevo

 

Brasil

Universidade di São Paulo

 

France

Université d’Aix-Marseille

Université Lyon

Université Paris 3, Sorbonne

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Paris

College de France Paris

École Normale Supérieure Paris

Université de Strasbourg

 

The Netherlands

University of Amsterdam

 

Israel

The Hebrew Universiy of Jerusalem

 

Poland

University of Krakow

University of Opole

University of Wroclaw

 

Germany

Universität Braunschweig

Hochschule Flensburg

Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität, Frankfurt

Universität Karlsruhe

Universität Leipzig

Universität Marburg

Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

Universität Münster

Universität Tübingen

Universität Siegen

 

Great Britain

University of Cambridge

University of Edingburgh

University of Nottingham

Oxford University

 

Norway

Universitetet i Oslo

 

Italy

Universita di Firenze

Universita di Genova

Pontificia Università Gregoriana Roma

Universita di Torino

 

Romania

University Babes-Bojai, Cluj

Sapientia University

 

Spain

University of Madrid

 

Sweden

University Stockholm

Karolinska Institutet

 

Serbia

Belgrádi Egyetem

Institute of Social Sciences, Center for Philosophy

 

Slovakia

Pozsonyi Egyetem

 

Slovenia

University Ljubljana

 

Switzerland

Université de Fribourg

Université de Genève

St. Maurice College

Universität Zürich

 

 

1. Mission

 

Academic Philosophy Teaching in cooperation with other universities. Research and teaching in Continental, in Anglosaxon Analytic Philosophy and in Pragmatism.

 

 

 

2. Staff

 

 

Boros, János, prof.  PhD Fribourg, Switzerland (Head)

Epistemology, Ethics, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Kant, Pragmatism, Phialosophy of Sciences

 

Zsolt, Nemeskéri, prof. PhD PTE

Philosophy of Economics, Business Ethics

 

Gábor Szécsi, prof. PhD ELTE Budapest

Philosophy of Communication, Philosophy of Language, Cultural Studies

 

Andrássy, György, prof. PhD PTE

Philosophy of Law

 

Bús, Imre, prof. PhD PTE

Philosophy of Education, Cultural Studies

 

Sík, Attila, prof. PhD Birmingham

Neurophilosophy

 

Kocsis, Miklós, assoc. prof. PhD PTE

Philosophy of Law, Social Philosophy

 

Csathó Árpád, assoc. prof. PhD PTE

Neurophilosophy, Behavioral Philosophy, Philosophy of Sciences

           

Invited Teachers

 

Fehér, M. István, prof. Budapest

History of Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Heidegger

 

Höffe, Otfried, prof. Tübingen Germany

History of Philosophy, Aristotle, Kant, Epistemology, Ethics, Political Philosphy

 

Orbán, Jolán, prof. PTE

Deconstruction, Derrida, Theory of Literature

 

Vossenkuhl, Wilhelm, prof. Munich Germany

History of Philosophy, Wittgenstein, Epistemology, Ethics

 

Patsch, Ferenc, prof. Roma Italy

Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Religion

 

Bretter, Zoltán, assoc. prof. PTE

Polical Philosophy, Social Philosophy

 

Zuh, Deodáth, research fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Aesthetics, Epistemology, Phenomenology, Husserl

 

Fluri, Philipp, research fellow, Geneva, Switzerland

Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy

 

Krajnik, József, assoc. prof. emeritus PTE

Logic, Philosophy of Sciences

 

Wildmann, János, assoc prof. Budapest

History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

 

Kocsis, László, ass. prof. PTE

Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics

 

Pete, Krisztián, ass. prof. PTE

Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

 

Rippl, Dóra, ass. prof. PTE

Philosophy of Art, Presocratic Philosophy, Plato, Bergson

 

Szolcsányi, Tibor, ass. prof. PTE

Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Action, Robert Brandom

 

Tuboly, Ádám, ass. prof. PTE

Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Sciences, Epistemology

 

András, Ferenc, assoc. prof. Veszprém

Analytic Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Davidson

 

Kékesi, Balázs, research fellow PTE

Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science

 

K. Farkas, Claudia, prof. PTE

Philosophy of Education

 

Vámosi Tamás, assoc. prof. PTE

Philosophy of Economics

 

 

 

 

3. Research

 

History of Philosophy

Epistemology

Ethics

Philosophy of Society

Philosophy of Communication

Aesthetics

Philosophy of Art

Philosophy of Literature/Literary Theory

Philosophy of Law

Philosophy of Sciences

Philosophy of Economics

 

Plato

Aristotle

Hume

Kant

Classic German Philosophy

Pragmatism

Contemporary Philosophy (Continental and Analytic)

Wittgenstein

Heidegger

Vienna Circle

Cultural Studies

Neurophilosophy

Philosophy of Mind

Cognitive Sciences

Deconstruction

Derrida

Rorty

Putnam

Brandom

McDowell

Dennett

Davidson

Armstrong

 

 

 

 

4. Organization

Faculty

Foundation Members of the Doctoral School are members of the Faculty. They decide about the functioning of the school.

 

5. Studies

 

Study length is normally eight (8) semesters. In the first four semester possibility in participation in class trainings. One seminar per semester is obligatory. After four semesters there is an examination about history of philosophy and of the own research area (complex examination). The success of the exam is the  condition of the continuation and of writing the dissertation. The second stage (5-8 semester) is an independent work with the supervisor.

 

Students have to collect 240 credits, 30 credits per semester. In the first four semester the obligatory one seminar is worth of 30 credits. In the second part 30 credits per semester is given by the superviser in the case of continuous work on the dissertation.

 

There is no obligation of publication, but it is recommended.

 

Complex exam

 

The exam has two parts. First is the theoretical part, content is topics in history of philosophy and in systematic philosophy which are relevant to the dissertation’s subject. The second part is about the individual research work and about the already written chapters of the dissertation.

 

Submitting the dissertation

The dissertation can be submitted any time with the approval of the superviser.

 

Committee

Five members. Head is a professor of PTE. Two evaluator (one is not employee of PTE), further two members. All members have PhD degree, and the majority must be full professor.

 

Evaluation

1-5 scale, 5 is the best. For being valid the defence, it must reach 66% of the points.

 

 

 

6. Moduls

 

1.-4. Semester

One seminar per semester, 30 credit per semester, in sum 120 credit.

 

5.-8. Semester

Writing the dissertation, 30 credit per semester, in sum 120 credit.

 

Total 240 credit.

 

 

 

7. Entry Requirements

 

MA level University degree

Succesful Admission procedure

 

Admission procedure: submitting the necessary documents and entry conversation about the motivation ans objectives of the proposed work.

 

Documents to submit

Letter for admission

Personal sheet

Proof of paying the exam fee

CV

Publications (not necessary to have any publication)

Copies of diploma

Language skills (if possible with proof)

Motivation letter, description of the desired/planned research topic (max 2 pages)

 

 

 

8. Programs

 

History of Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Social Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy,, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Philosophy of Culture, Applied Philosophy, Philosophy of Communication, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Literature, Neurophilosophy, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Economics, Theory of Decisions, Creative Thinkig, Innovative Thinking.

 

History of Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Social Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion (Boros, János)

Immanuel Kant

Pratmatism

Analytic Philosophy

The Art of Reasoning

 

Derrida and Deconstruction (Orbán, Jolán)

The Philosophy of Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) is well known in philosophy for his deconstructive way of reading and writing.  Conform to the international Derrida-Research-Programs I would like to raise five topics as possible subjects for a dissertation: 1. Deconstructing the metaphysics (Platon, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger); 2. Derrida’s philosophy of language (Saussure, Husserl, Austin, Searle); 3. Derrida’s philosophy of art (Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, new madia philosophy); 4. The ethics of deconstruction (Kant, Lévinas); 5. The politics of deconstruction (justice, democracy. hospitality, sovereignty).

 

Philosophy and Literary Criticism (Orbán, Jolán)

There is no literary criticism without philosophy and no philosophy without literature. A historical and systematic invrstigation of this relationship can have a great impact on our understanding of philosophy and literature. Dissertation can be written about the philosophical backround,, vocabulary, language philosophy of different theoretical schools – positivism, Geisteswissenschaften, formalism, new criticism, structuralism, poststructuralism, deconstruction, hermeneutics, feminism, new historicism, postcolonialism, cultural criticism, media studies -- as well as about  the poetics, ethics and politics of different philosophers (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida, or from the Hungarean literature  Babits Mihály, József Attila, Szabó Lőrinc, Kertész Imre, Esterházy Péter).

 

Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics, Truth Theories (Kocsis, László)

Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language (Pete, Krisztián)

 

Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Action (Szolcsányi, Tibor)

 

Ethics: Bioethics, Transgeneration Ethics (Kovács, Gusztáv)

 

History of Philosophical Hermeneutics  (Patsch, Ferenc) 

 

Social Philosophy (Bretter, Zoltán)

 

History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion (Wildmann, János)

 

Philosophy of Economics (Nemeskéri, Zsolt)

Philosophy of Labor

Sustainability

 

Philosophy of Culture, Cultural Studies, Applied Philosophy, Philosophy of Communication and Language (Szécsi, Gábor)

Philosophy of Culture, Cultural Studies

Philosophy of Communication and Language

Innovative Thinking and Ethics

Harmony of Cultures, Multiculturalism, Intercultural Influences (K. Farkas, Claudia)

Philosophy of Children Culture (Bús, Imre)

Philosophy of the Relationship Culture and Institution (Vámosi, Tamás)

 

Philosophy of Law (Andrássy György)

Philosophy of Law

Philosophical Foundations of Law (Kocsis, Miklós)

 

Neurophilosophy, Theory of Decision (Sík, Attila)

Neuroethics of thinking

Neuroethics

Management and Decision Theory

Neuronal structures and theory of action (Csathó, Árpád)

 

9. International Relationships

The School tries to enlarge it’s international relationships and encourages the application of students from all over the world.

 

10. Quality Assurance

 

Quality Assurance following the guidelines of the Hungarian Ministry of Education.