Main goals:

  • Co-ordination of professional activities

  • To cultivate and promote Hungarian philosophical traditions

  • Participation in international activities and organizations

  • Enlarging professional communication, strengthening channels of information

  • Safeguarding of interests

  • Popularizing philosophical culture



  • Special Depatrments in different branches of philosophy, such as: Dep. of Ethics, Dep. of Phenomenology etc.

  • Organization and support of regular programmes, open debates, series of lectures, conferences, discussions

  • Inviting lecturers with international reputation

  • Publishing volumes, newsletter

  • Organizing and supervizing middle-school competitions in philosophy with national and international competence

  • Representing professional interests in different decision-making organizations, institutions at national level.


The Society is open for new members, currently 460 members registered.


President of HPhS:


Former Presidents of HPhS:
Ferenc TŐKEI, Tamás NYÍRI, Kristóf J. NYÍRI, Csaba PLÉH, Dezső CSEJTEI.


Special Departments:

  • History of Philosophy

  • Phenomenology

  • Philosophy of Religion

  • Hermeneutics

  • Ethics

  • Middle-School Teachers Work-group


All the Special Departments have indepent time-table and programmes under HPhS umbrella.


Honorary Guest Lecturers: The Hungarian Philosophical Society has the honour to invite a lecturer with international reputation in each year. Thus, we had cheerful occasions in the last years to listen and consult the following personalities: Jaakko Hintikka, Richard Swinburne, Manfred Frank, John Searle, Wolfgang Röd, Anthony A. Long and Pedro Ribas.

Publications:The HPhS has initiated MFT Hírek  in 1994, a newsletter quarterly published and posted for all members. The basic aim is to serve with news, information concerning publications, events with interest for philosophy in Hungarian language.

Böhm Károly


Lukács György


Hamvas Béla


Bibó István