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Department of Philosophy, MA Graduates

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Department of Philosophy, PHD Graduates

2017

Florin George Călian
Graduated: 31 March 2017
Supervisor: Gábor Betegh (Cambridge University & CEU)
Examiners: John Dillon (University of Dublin), István Bodnár (CEU)
Thesis Title: From One to one, to many: Parmenides 142b–144b

László Kajtár
Graduated: 27 March 2017
Supervisor: David Weberman
Examiners: Stacie Friend (University of London), Peter Lamarque (University of York)
Thesis Title: Philosophical Issues in the Study of Narrative

Attila Hangai
Graduated: 16 March 2017
Supervisor: István Bodnár
Examiners: Frans de Haas (Leiden University), Victor Caston (University of Michigan)
Thesis Title: Alexander of Aphrodisias on phantasia: An Aristotelian account of mental representation in 2nd-3rd centuries CE

Işık Sarıhan
Graduated: 5 January 2017
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna College), Howard Robinson (CEU)
Thesis Title: The Internalist-Intentionalist Research Program: Towards a New Paradigm for an Analysis of Consciousness and Mental Content

2016

Máté Veres
Junior Fellow, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Universität Hamburg
Graduated: 11 November 2016
Supervisor: Gábor Betegh
Examiners: David Sedley (Cambridge University), Tad Brennan (Cornell University)
Thesis Title: Sceptical Argumentation and Philosophical Theology: Topics in Hellenistic Philosophy

Attila Mráz
Political Liberties Program Officer, Political Participatory Rights Expert, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
Graduated: 3 October 2016
Supervisor: Zoltán Miklósi
Examiners: Daniel Viehoff (The University Sheffield), János Kis (CEU)
Thesis Title: Competence and Equality: An Essay on Competence and the Right to Vote

Münir Cem Kayaligil
Graduated: 1 August 2016
Supervisor: Ferenc Huoranszki
Examiners: Arnon Levy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Maria Kronfeldner (CEU)
Thesis Title: Against Mechanismic Realism: A Study on Mechanistic Explanation

Damir Čičić
CEU Global Teaching Fellow, Univates University
Graduated: 1 June, 2016
Supervisor: Ferenc Huoranszki
Examiners: Paul Russell (University of British Columbia & University of Gothenburg), Howard Robinson (CEU)
Thesis Title: Free Will and Rationality: A defense of the view that free and responsible agents can perform only the right actions for the right reasons

Anton Markoč
Fellow, Center for Advance Studies of Southeastern Europe, University Rijeka
Graduated: 30 May, 2016
Supervisor: János Kis
Examiners: Victor Tadros (University of Warwick), Simon Rippon (CEU)
Thesis Title: It's Not the Thought that Counts: An Essay on the Irrelevance of Intentions to the Moral Permissibility of Actions

Elena Popa
Assistant Professor, American University of Central Asia
Graduated: 7 January, 2016
Supervisor: Ferenc Huoranszki
Examiners: Federica Russo (University of Amsterdam), Maria Kronfeldner (CEU)
Thesis Title: Causation as Manipulability and Temporal Direction

2015

Gergő Somodi
Graduated: 19 November, 2015
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: Manuel García-Carpintero (LOGOS, University of Barcelona), Zsófia Zvolenszky (ELTE)
Thesis Title: A Perlocutionary Account of Metaphors

Viktor Ilievski
Research Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH), Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), University of Bucharest
Graduated: 21 May, 2015
Supervisor : István Bodnár
Co-supervisor: Gábor Betegh
Examiners: Jakub Jirsa (Charles University), George Karamanolis (University of Vienna)
Thesis Title: Plato’s Theodicy and the Platonic Cause of Evil

Nenad Petkovic
Graduated: 11 May, 2015
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: Howard Robinson (CEU), Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa (University of British Columbia),
Thesis Title: Lucid Dreams and Dream Skepticism

Daniel Kodaj
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Metaphysics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
Graduated: 1 March, 2015
Supervisor: Howard M. Robinson
Examiners: Philip Goff (CEU), Barry Dainton (University of Liverpool)
Thesis Title: A defense of idealism

2014

Zsuzsanna Balogh
Graduated: 22 September, 2014
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: David Weberman (CEU), Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)
Thesis Title: Senses of self and senses of the body; Phenomenological aspects of self- and bodily awareness

Orsolya Reich
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Bayreuth University
Graduated: 25 June, 2014
Supervisor: János Kis
Examiners: Zoltan Miklosi (CEU), Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University)
Thesis Title:Equality of resources: a New Account

George Tudorie
Assistant Professor, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest
Graduated: 24 March, 2014
Supervisor: Hanoch Ben-Yami
Examiners: Christoph Heinz (CEU), Pierre Jacob (Institute Jean Nicod)
Thesis Title: Margins of Psychology

2013

Anna Réz
Assistant Professor, Department of General Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Graduated: 27 November, 2013
Supervisor: Ferenc Huoranszki
Examiners: Simon Rippon (CEU), Saul Smilansky (University of Haifa)
Thesis Title: Responsibility as Attributability: Control, Blame, Fairness

Maria Alina Asavei
Lecturer at the Institute of International Studies   
Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Collective Memory   
Faculty of Social Sciences
 , Charles University , Prague.  
Graduated: 25 November, 2013
Supervisor: David Weberman
Examiners: Jean-Louis Fabiani (CEU), Gerald Raunich (Zurich University of Arts)
Thesis Title: Political-Critical Art and Aesthetics

Robert Arnautu
Post-doctoral Fellow, Descartes Project, New College Europe
Graduated: 14 November, 2013
Supervisor: Hanoch Ben-Yami
Examiners: Michael V. Griffin (CEU), Don Garrett (NYU)
Thesis Title: Early Modern Philosophy of Technology. Bacon and Descartes

Serban Popescu
Acting Director of Field Offices at the U.S. Committee for Refugees
Graduated: 29 May, 2013
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU), Vojislav Bozickovic (University of Belgrade)
Thesis Title: The Description Theory of Names

Mojca Küplen
Assistant Research Fellow, Philosophy Insitute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Graduated: 27 May, 2013
Supervisor: David Weberman
Examiners: Michael V. Griffin (CEU), Christel Fricke (University of Oslo)
Thesis Title: The Problem of Ugliness in Light of Kant's Aesthetics

Cecilia Lippai
Graduated: 22 May, 2013
Supervisor: David Weberman
Examiners: Alan Watt (CEU), Martin Drethen (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Thesis Title: Towards a Pluralistic Ontology of Environments A Phenomenological Perspective

Alexandra Varga
Research Assistant, Justus-Liebig Universitat, Giessen
Graduated: 22 March, 2013
Supervisors: Gergely Csibra and Gyorgy Gergely
Examiners: Pierre Jacob (Institut Jean Nicod), Keith Stenning (University of Edinburgh)
Thesis Title: A Formal Model of Infants? Acquisition of Practical Knowledge from Observation

Urska Mavric
Graduated: 13 March, 2013
Supervisor: Zoltan Miklosi
Examiners: János Kis (CEU), Cara Nine (University College Cork)
Thesis Title: Rethinking the Right to Secession: A Democratic Theory Account 

2012

George Turturea
Graduated: 20 June, 2012
Supervisor: János Kis
Examiners: Andres Moles (CEU), George Klosko (University of Virginia)
Thesis Title: Can Independent Reasoning Help Provide a Solution to the Problem Of Political Obligation?

2011

Zoltan Wagner
Graduated: 14 November, 2011
Supervisor: Ferenc Huoranszki
Examiners: Zoltan Miklosi (CEU), Stefaan Cuypers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Thesis Title: Reflectivity, Caring and Agency 

Marina Bakalova
Associate Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
President of the Bulgarian Society for Analytic Philosophy
Graduated: 07 June, 2011
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: Nenad Miscevic (CEU/Maribor), John Greco (Sant Louis University)
Thesis Title: Knowledge as Success from Ability

Laura-Janett Vasile
Graduated: 17 March, 2011
Supervisor: János Kis
Examiners: Andres Moles (CEU), Russ Shafer-Landau (University of Wisconsin)
Thesis Title: Moral Disagreement and Moral Indeterminacy

Ákos Brunner
Post-Doctoral Fellow at ELTE BTK Filozófia Intézet
Graduated: 28 January, 2011
Supervisor: Gabor Betegh
Examiners: Brad Inwood (University of Toronto), David Sedley (University of Cambridge)
Thesis Title: "Totas Paginas Commovere?"

2010

Mircea Cucu
Graduated: 15 November, 2010
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU), Tim Crane (University of Cambridge)
Thesis Title: A Study on Mental Causation: The Problem of Causal Exclusion

Milosz Pawlowski
Graduated: 08 October, 2010
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Ferenc Huoranszki (CEU), Marya Schechtmann (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Thesis Title: The Irreducible Self. A Consciousness-Based Account.

Boris D. Grozdanoff
Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science
Institute for Studies of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Epistemology and Ontology Department;
Visiting Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science
Technical University Sofia, English Faculty
Graduated: 17 June, 2010
Supervisor: Nenad Miscevic
Examiners: Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU), James Robert Brown (University of Toronto)
Thesis Title: A Priori Principles and Scientific Knowledge

Zsolt Novák
Graduated: 5 July, 2010
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Nenad Miscevic (CEU), James McAllister (Leiden University)
Thesis Title: A Priori Truth in the Natural World: A Non-Referentialist Response to Benacerraf's Dilemma

Ksenija Puskaric
Teaching Fellow, Seton Hall University, New Jersey
Graduated: 15 June, 2010
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: Howard Robinson (CEU), Alvin Plantinga (University of Notre-Dame)
Thesis Title: The Skeptical Challenge: A Cartesian Approach

Monica Jitareanu
Golbal Partenrship Officer at CEU ACRO
Graduated: 08 June, 2010
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: Howard Robinson (CEU), Benj Hellie (University of Toronto)
Thesis Title: "Being about the World" - An Analysis of the Internationality of Perceptual Experience

Maria Trofimova
Dean of International Programs, European University at St Petersburg
Graduated: 29 April, 2010
Supervisor: David Weberman
Examiners: Nenad Miscevic (CEU/Rijeka), Dieter Lohmar (Husserl Archiv, Köln)
Thesis Title: Edmund Husserl's Anti-Psychological, Transcendental, and Omnitemporal Theory of Meaning: A comparative Study

Maja Malec
Graduated: 23 March, 2010
Supervisor: Ferenc Huoranszki
Examiners: Michael V. Griffin (CEU), Edward Jonathan Lowe (Durham University)
Thesis Title: The Essential/Accidental Distinction in Contemporary Metaphysics – The Modal and Definitional Characterizations

2009

Ludmila Olszewska
Defended: 18 September, 2009
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Katalin Farkas (CEU), Ted Sider (NYU)
Thesis Title: Mereological nihilism

Péter Rauschenberger
Graduated: July 17, 2009
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU), Ferenc Huoranszki (CEU), Thomas Pink (King's College London)
Thesis Title: East of Walden Two: A Defense of Liberterian Freedom

Nora Grigore
Graduated: June 11, 2009
Supervisor: Nenad Miscevic
Examiners: Michael Beaney (University of York), Jaroslav Peregrin (Charles University, Prague)
Thesis Title: On the Informative Character of Analytic Knowledge: A Study of Frege's Definition of Number

2008

András Szigeti
Lecturer, Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping Univeristy
Graduated: February 22, 2008
Supervisor: János Kis
Examiners: Ferenc Huoranszki (CEU), Paul Russell (University of British Columbia)
Thesis Title: The Value of Responsibility

2007

Andra Lazaroiu
Graduated: March 14, 2007
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Katalin Farkas (CEU), Timothy James Mawson (University of Oxford)
Thesis Title: Personal Identity

2006

Judit Szalai
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Eotvos Lorand University
Graduated: November 7, 2006
Supervisor: Katalin Farkas
Examiners: Michael V. Griffin (CEU), Ronald de Sousa (University of Toronto), Gábor Boros (ELTE),
Title: Dualism and Psychophysical Phenomena in Descartes

Jakub Jirsa
Assistant Professor at Charles University Prague, Faculty of Arts, Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies
Graduated: July 17, 2006
Supervisor: Gábor Betegh
Examiners: István Bodnár (CEU), Filip Karfik (Charles University, Prague), David Sedley (University of Cambridge)
Thesis Title: The Ethics of Self-knowledge in Plato`s Dialogues

2005

Anca Gheaus

Ramon y Cajal researcher, Department of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Researcher, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies, Umeå University
Graduated: June 21, 2005
Supervisor: Petr Lom
Examiners: János Kis (CEU), Howard Robinson (CEU), Susan James (University of Cambridge)
Thesis Title: Care and Justice: Why They Cannot Go Together All the Way

István Aranyosi
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University
Graduated: February 11, 2005
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Ferenc Huoranszki (CEU), David Chalmers (Australian National University)
Thesis Title: Physicalism and Consciousness. A Defense of Commonsense Functionalism