The Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences kindly invites you to the upcoming talk of its seminar series

Ferenc Hörcher (MTA BTK FI):
Of Civil Prudence (given in Hungarian)

This talk is going to reconstruct the concept of civil prudence (prudentia civilis) in the discourse of early modern political Aristotelianism, as exemplified among others by Johannes Althusius. It wants to show that there existed a tradition to talk in a philosophically elaborate way about the practicalities of politics before the idea of the State as we know it now was created. This tradition is based on the experience of city governments in medieval Europe, on court literature, on the political ideas of the Reformists and on the humanists' reappropriation of the ancients, expecially Aristotle and Cicero. The paper also wants to argue that this tradition has a relevance in the context of the crisis of the European Union in the early 21. century. The talk is going to be given in Hungarian, with slides projected in English.

Date and Venue of the lecture: 8th November 2016, 4.00 pm, Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 30. Országház Street, 2. floor, "Pepita" room.