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1. Personal Data

Name: FERENC HÖRCHER (Ferenc Horkay Hörcher on titles in Hungarian)
Nationality: Hungarian
Birth date: 22.02.1964


2. Studies

  • European Academy of Legal Theory, Brussels, Belgium, Legal Theory, LLM/MA 1996-7
  • Oxford, Great Britain, Political Philosophy, visiting graduate, 1987-1988
  • Budapest University, Literature-English-Aesthetics, MA 1983-1987
  • Szeged University, Literature-English, 1982-1983


3. Academic Degrees:

  • full professorship, 2012
  • D.Sc. Hungarian Academy of Science, 2011
  • Habilititation, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2006
  • C. Sc./PhD., Philosophy, Hungarian Academy, 1996
  • University doctorate ( approx. D.Phil), Philosophy, Budapest University, 1991


4. Scholarships, Grants

  • Visiting fellow, Nanovich Insitute for European Studies, Notre Dame University, fall 2009
  • Magyar Scholar, NIAS, The Netherlands, 2005-2006
  • Max Planck Institute für Geschichte,Göttingen, January, June, 2003
  • Mellon Research fellow, Edinburgh, 1999, 2000
  • Lise Meitner Research Fellowship, Wien, 1994-5
  • Visiting researcher, Rotterdam, 1994
  • Max Planck Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, 1993
  • Research fellow, Collegium Budapest, 1992-3
  • Tempus graduate grant, Trintiy and King's College, Cambridge, 1992-3
  • Sasakawa Foundation Young Leaders' Fellowship,Hungarian Academy of Schiences, Budapest, 1991-4
  • Summer research grant, Oxford, 1991


5. Language proficiency

  • English: advanced
  • French: reading
  • German: working


6. Career experience

Current

  • Director, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • full professor Department of Aesthetics, DOctoral School in Political Theory,, Pázmány Péter Catholiic University, Hungary


Earlier

  • Director of Institute, Institute of Philosophy, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2006-7
  • head of Deaprtment, Department of Aesthetics, 2000-2012
  • guest professor in political philosophy and literature, Mathias Corvinus College, 2004-5, 2006-7
  • associate professor, Institute of Legal Philosophy, Department of the Theory of the State, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 1996-2004
  • head of Department of Hungarian Institutes Abroad, Ministry of the National Cultural Heritage, 1998-99
  • graduate and postdoc. research student, Budapest University, Dept. of Social and Moral Philosophy, 1990-1994
  • fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy, Budapest, 1989-90
  • secondary school teacher of English and Hungarian, Karinthy Frigyes English-Hungarian Dual Language Secondary School, 1987-90


7. Present other posts

  • Member of the board of editors:
  • Vigília, Catholic cultural journal, 2001-
  • Magyar Szemle, political journal, 2003 –
  • Századvég, Journal, 2012-
  • Hungarian Review, bimonthly Journal, 2012
  • Politeja, The Journal of the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University


8. Membership in Professional Organisations

  • Hungarian Philosophers' Association
  • Hungarian Writers' Association
  • Young Writers' Association, honorary member
  • Society for Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies
  • International Michael Oakeshott Association
  • Society for the History of the Humanities
  • International Hume Society
  • Section of Philosophy and Historical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences – member of scientific section
  • Scientific Committee on Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences – vice-president
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