What is "HEP"?
The Hungarian Encyclopedia of Philosophy (HEP) refers to the academic project to create the encyclopedic overview of the history and present of Hungarian philosophy.
By “Hungarian philosophy” the editors understand not only philosophical endeavors reaching back to the early middle ages and composed first in Latin, later in Hungarian and German, but the much wider context which is connected to various dimensions of Central-European culture with relevance to Hungarian philosophy. One of the important characteristics of HEP is the covering of the philosophical aspects of various cultural fields, such as music, fine arts, and literature. This systemic feature of HEP is based on its peculiar philosophical character.
Prof. Dr. Balázs M. Mezei
Balázs M. Mezei is professor of philosophy at Corvinus University. His works include Brentano: An Essay on the History of Philosophy (1998); Vallásbölcselet. A vallás valósága, I-II (2005); Religion and Revelation after Auschwitz (2013); Radical Revelation: A Philosophical Approach (2017); The Oxford Handbook of Divine Revelation (editor, 2021).
Dr. István Czakó
István Czakó is associate professor of philosophy at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. His works include Geist und Unsterblichkeit: Grundprobleme der Religionsphilosophie und Eschatologie im Denken Søren Kierkegaards (2015); Paradoxes of Existence: Contributions to Kierkegaard Research (2016).
Prof. Dr. Zoltán Hidas
Zoltán Hidas is professor of sociology, chair of the Department of Sociology and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of Pázmány Péter Catholic University. He is also active as a professor at Universität Erfurt. His works include Entzauberte Geschichte. Max Weber und die Krise des Historismus (2004); Im Bann der Identität. Zur Soziologie unseres Selbstverständnisses (2014), and a new Hungarian translation of Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (2021).
Dr. Miklós Vassányi
Miklós Vassányi is professor of religious studies at Károli Gáspár Reformed University. His works include Anima mundi. The Rise of the World Soul Theory in Modern German Philosophy (2011); Szellemhívók és áldozárok – Sámánság, istenképzetek, emberáldozat az inuit, azték és inka vallások írásos forrásaiban (2017); Past and Present Political Theology: Expanding the Canon (2020).
Dr. Bulcsú Hoppál
Bulcsú Hoppál is associate professor at Corvinus University. His works include Theories and Trends in Religions and in the Study of Religion: Selected Papers of the 10th Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (editor, 2015); New Movements in Religion: Theories and Trends: 10th Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (editor2011), and Áldozat és ima (edited by Hoppál B., Szilágyi Zs., Vassányi M., 2011).
Tamás Paár holds a PhD in political theory from Pázmány Péter Catholic University. He is a postdoctoral research assistant in a research project hosted by CEU’s Center for Religious Studies, titled Resuscitating the Metaphysics of Teleology. He is a lecturer at the Philosophy Department of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, and an editor of the journal Elpis.
Useful books and links
The Oxford Handbook of Divine Revelation
Edited by Balázs M. Mezei, Francesca Aran Murphy, and Kenneth Oakes
Following some of our eminent predecessors of recent decades, this volume takes a multidisciplinary approach to the notion of divine revelation to examine what it can mean in our time.
The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. omprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen.
The Catholic Encyclopedia
Edited by Charles G. Herbermann, Edward A. Pace, Condé B. Pallen, Thomas J. Shahan, John J. Wynne
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.