Janos Kis: Rethinking Open Society
BIO / Co-founder and first chairman of the Alliance of Free Democrats, Hungary’s liberal party. Took an active part in the process of the transition to democracy in 1989/90. Withdrew from politics in 1991. At present, professor of political science and of philosophy at the Central European University, Budapest. Main professional interests are in moral and political philosophy and in democratic theory. Teaches courses on the moral foundations of distributive justice, normative ethics, political obligation, the concept of freedom, contemporary political philosophy, etc. Does research in natural duties regarding institutions, and, more generally, on natural duties to cooperate, and in politics as a moral problem. Books in English include Constitutional Democracy, and Politics as a Moral Problem, both published by CEU Press.