April 10, 2017
The Philosophy Department at CEU enjoys a stellar international reputation – in fact, it is among the very best departments in Europe. Disrupting its academic life would be a serious loss for the profession everywhere, but it would be especially devastating for Hungarian philosophy and Hungarian academia. It would likely result in the departure of a number of outstanding thinkers and waning cooperation with Hungary by researchers and scholars from throughout the English-speaking world.
April 10, 2017
The closure of this centre of excellence would be a disaster for higher education and intellectual life in Hungary and for Europe as a whole. In our subject, philosophy, the small department already has a reputation as providing one of the best PhD programmes in continental Europe. Other departments (e.g. Cognitive Science, Economics) have won themselves exceptionally large numbers of European Research Council grants at all levels, and members of a number of departments have won prestigious international prizes.
December 14, 2016
Simon Rippon, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Public Policy has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective December 1, 2016, based on the recommendation of the Provost supported by the Reappointment and Promotion Committee.
September 20, 2016
CEU Associate Professor of Philosophy Philip Goff contributed a letter to The Guardian in response to an article about Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/20/the-labour-party-must-now-heal-its-self-inflicted-wounds
March 31, 2016
One of the most important developments or events in the unit's history: Introduction of MA programs The most important development in 2014-15: Three new members joined the faculty (Emma Bullock, Philip Goff, Maria Kronfeldner). Other important developments in 2014-15:
March 11, 2016
http://nol.hu/kultura/minket-az-tart-eletben-hogy-sok-emberrel-beszelget... - Hungarian news portal nol.hu made a parallel interview with Anna Rez (PhD, Phil’ 13), philosopher, co-founder of the Hungarian blog Uvegplafon (Glass-ceiling) that deals with current gender equality issues, and Martin Boross, actor, director, about their work and view on life. The interview was also published in Nepszabadsag Melléklet - MAGAZIN (3.11.2016. pp.24,25. Mindenki szerzo es kozonseg is) .
February 1, 2016
CEU alumnus Andrei Stavila writes about his experience as an academic in the present political climate in Turkey. Article is in Romanian. http://adevarul.ro/international/in-lume/profesorul-andrei-stavila-victima-protestului-academicienilor-turci-1_56aee56f5ab6550cb85472f8/index.html
November 3, 2015
CEU Assistant Professor Simon Rippon penned an opinion piece in Cicero (a German political culture magazine) about the Orban administration's xenophobic tactics in advance of and during the refugee crisis. http://www.cicero.de/weltbuehne/fremdenfeindliche-propaganda-mit-diesen-tricks-staerkt-orban-den-auslaenderhass-im-volk
November 2, 2015
http://infovilag.hu/hir-33399-az_erosodo_illiberalizmus_es_nacionalizm.html - Hungarian news portal infovilag.hu’s foreign news section reports: CEU Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy Simon Rippon penned an opinion piece in Cicero (a German political culture magazine) about the Orban administration's xenophobic tactics before and during the refugee crisis.
October 22, 2015
The large turnout at the public panel on "Philosophy, the refugee crisis, and how to help in Hungary," hosted by CEU’s Department of Philosophy on September 22, indicated a keen interest across CEU in helping refugees and migrants, as well as in philosophical analysis of political debates about migration policy.