Department of Philosophy, MA Graduates

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Department of Philosophy, PHD Graduates


Holger Thiel
Graduated: 17 October 2017
Supervisor: Howard Robinson
Examiners: Barry Dainton (University of Liverpool), Philip Goff (CEU)
Thesis Title: The Special Phenomenal Composition Question

Edi Pavlovic
Graduated: 26 May 2017
Supervisor: Hanoch Ben-Yami
Examiners: Sara Negri (University of Helsinki), Norbert Gratzl (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München)
Thesis Title: The Quantified Argument Calculus: An Inquiry into Its Logical Properties and Applications

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


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
Assistant Professor, American University of Central Asia,
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


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


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


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 


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?


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?"


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 the Study 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


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


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


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


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


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