The Analytic Philosophy Ph.D. Program is part of the Philosophy Doctoral School at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest. We offer courses and dissertation supervision in most areas of analytic philosophy.

The Analytic Philosophy Program is open to both Hungarian and foreign students who hold an MA degree (or equivalent) in philosophy. Most courses offered in the program are available in English, with discussion groups, seminar sessions, consultations and exams held in English (except if all participants speak Hungarian).

The Analytic Philosophy Program operates in cooperation with other Ph.D. programs in Philosophy at ELTE, especially with the program in Logic and Philosophy of Science. There is coordination and several points of connection between the two programs in the areas covered, courses offered, student supervision, and program requirements.

The head of the Analytic Philosophy Program is Zsófia Zvolenszky.

Core faculty members offering courses and supervision in English (they are based at ELTE Institute of Philosophy unless listed otherwise):

Gergely Ambrus 

Tibor Bárány (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

Gábor Borbély

László E. Szabó 

Miklós Márton (ELTE Faculty of Law)

András Máté

Péter Mekis

Anna Réz 

Judit Szalai

János Tőzsér

Zsófia Zvolenszky 

Affiliated faculty: 

Zsuzsanna Balogh (independent researcher)

Zsolt Krokovay (ELTE Philosophy)

Zoltán Miklósi (Central European University)

Szabolcs Pogonyi (Central European University)

Ferenc Ruzsa (ELTE Philosophy)

Veronika Szántó (ELTE Philosophy)

Most faculty members have been teaching seminars in English and supervising theses written in English. One fourth of the core faculty received their doctorates from English-speaking universities (Central European University and New York University).

Specialty areas covered within the Analytic Philosophy Ph.D. Program (with relevant faculty members listed) include: 

  • Epistemology (Ruzsa, Tőzsér)
  • Ethics, Metaethics and Moral Philosophy (Ambrus, Krokovay, Réz, Szalai, Szántó; Imre Orthmayr offers additional courses in Hungarian)
  • Feminist Philosophy (Réz)
  • History of Analytic Philosophy (Ambrus, Márton, Máté, Mekis, Szalai, Tőzsér)
  • Metaphysics (Ambrus, Balogh, Ruzsa, Tőzsér, Zvolenszky)
  • Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics (Ambrus, Bárány, Réz, Tőzsér, Zvolenszky)
  • Philosophy of Language (Bárány, Márton, Mekis, Zvolenszky; see also the courses and faculty at the Department of Theoretical Linguistics, based at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Philosophy of Mind (Ambrus, Balogh, Borbély, Márton, Ruzsa, Szalai, Tőzsér)
  • Philosophy of Psychology (Balogh, Szalai) 
  • Political Philosophy, Political Theory (Krokovay, Miklósi, Pogonyi, Szántó)

Further specialty areas within analytic philosophy that are covered through the Logic and Philosophy of Science Ph.D. Program: 

  • Philosophical Logic (Máté, Mekis, Zvolenszky)
  • Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic (E. Szabó, Máté, Mekis)
  • Philosophy of Science with a focus on the Philosophy of Physics (E. Szabó)

For more information, contact Zsófia Zvolenszky at zvolenszky@elte.hu. Also, most faculty members have academia.edu pages. About other Ph.D. programs within the Philosophy Doctoral School, English-language pages will soon be available here.