Dr. D. Matyas Szalay (Hungary, 1978)

He is currently the Director of the Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein. Habilitation (venia docendi) from the University of Pécs in Hungary. Doctor of Philosophy from the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein. He also studied German Philology. He was an Assistant Professor at the International Academy of Philosophy on its Campus in Chile. He has written numerous academic papers and taught courses at several universities. He has edited an anthology of realist philosophy and he is the author of a monograph about the philosophy of vocation. He has published several articles on the philosophical foundations of Christian politics in international journals.


Academic History
  • PhD in Philosophy, International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein (2004). Doctoral Thesis: “Der Riss. Philosophische Reflexionen über die Fremdheit des Anderen in der Begegnung”.
  • MA (Systematic Philosophy –Ecclesiastic and Civil), Pontifical University John Paul II in Krakow (2018).
  • Post-doctoral studies, International Academy of Philosophy at Pontificia Universidad de Chile (2004-2008).
  • MA in Philosophy and German Philology, International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein (2002).
  • Professor, Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein (Granada) since 2009.
  • Professor, Institute of Theology Lumen Gentium (Granada) since 2009.
  • Professor, International Academy of Philosophy-Instituto de Filosofía Edith Stein in Granada (2009-2020).
  • Professor, International Academy of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2004-2008).
Adwards & Honors
  • Member, Hungarian Saint Thomas Aquinas Association
  • Member, Hungarian Association for Religious Studies
  • Assistant editor of the theological-philosophical journal Synesis
  • Editor of the book series Fides et Ratio by Szent István Kiadó, Budapest
  • Assistant editor of the book series of the IAP, Realist phenomenology
  • Balduin Schwarz Foundation, scholarship 2000-2002
  • John Paul II Foundation, scholarship 2002-2004
Expertise
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Phenomenology
Selected Publications

Books

– Beyond Secular Faith: Philosophy, Economics, Politics, and Literature. Pickwick Publications, Eugene (to be published).
– Szalay, M. (Ed). Wipf & Stock. The Gift of Creation: Theological Reflections on Ecology, Metaphysics, and Literature. Pickwick Publications (to be published).
– Karol Wojtyła emberképe mai szemmel. L’Harmattan, Budapest (to be published).
– Aldana Valenzuela, R. & Szalay. (2020). Hatalmas és határtalan igent és áment mondani. Széljegyzetek a mai gender-vitához. Jel Kiadó, Budapest, 2020.
– Seifert, J. & Szalay, M. Beállítódás és módszer. Szent István Társulat, Budapest, 2020.
– Bevezetés a hivatás filozófiájába, Kairosz Kiadó, Budapest, 2016.
– Mi a fenomenológia?, Mátyás Szalay – Péter Sárkány (eds.), Jel Kiadó, Budapest 2009.

Scientific Articles

-“From Experience to Gift. Reflections on Life as Disclosed to Consciousness.First Part”, en. Logos i Ethos 1 (41) (2016), 107-131.
-“From Experience to Gift. Reflections on Life as Disclosed to Consciousness.Second Part”, en. Logos i Ethos 2 (42) (2016), 33-55.
– “La transformación de la persona: fantasía o imaginación”, en: Revista Quién, (4) (2016), 67-87.
– “Living the Beauty – Experiencing Beauty. Contributions to a Critique of the Aesthetics of Dietrich von Hildebrand”, en:Sztuka i filosofia, Art and Philosophy. Art and Philosophy. (2018), 23-39.
– “Testimony as Political Argument”, en: Studies in Global Ethics and Global Education 5 (2016), 72-92.
– “La felicidad spiritual. Meditación al pie de la Cruz”, en: Revista de Filosofía Open Insight (3) (2012), 87-111.

Book Chapters

– “Elmélkedés a philosophari in Maria lehetőségfeltételéről”, en: Varga Péter András (ed.), A vallásfilozófia új útjai. Szent István Kiadó, Budapest (to be published).

-“Contributions to Evaluate Fides et Ratio. Reflections on «Philosophari in Maria»”, en: Anna Varga-Jani y Balázs M. Mezei (eds.), Fides et Ratio. Phenomenology and Philosophy of Religion, B&B Verlag, Heiligengreuz, 65–86, 2020.

– “Imagination and Phantasy”, en: Kenneth Oakes (ed.), Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2016.
– “On Reconciliation. Christian versus Secular Imagination of Peace in the Context of Politics”, en: Monika Gabriela Bartoszewicz (ed.), Briding the Divides. Post-conference publication on faith-based reconciliation and peacebuilding commemorating the 30th anniversary of «Reconciliatio et paenitentia» by St. John Paul II and the Year of Jan Karski. Centre for the Thought of John Paul II, Warsaw, 2014.
– “On Different Forms of Self-Love”, en: Cheikh Gueye Mbacke (ed.), Ethical Personalism. Walter de Gueyter, OntosVerlag, 2012.

Translations

– Ferdinand Ulrich, “Gott ist unser Vater”, en: Kath. Zeitschrift, Communio 4. Jg.(1975): 29-38., en: “Isten a mi Atyánk”.Communio, Budapest, (24) (2016), 98-110.
– Javier Martinez, “Beyond Secular Faith”, en: “Túl a világi észen”. Communio,Budapest, (24) (2016), 58-91.
– Josef Seifert, “Back to Things in Themselves. A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism”.en: “Studies in Phenomenological and Classical Realism.” Routledge and Keegan Paul, Boston/London, 1987. en: Josef Seifert, “Vissza a magánvaló dolgokhoz!”.Kairosz Kiadó, Budapest, 2014.
– Balduin Schwarz, “Ewige Philosophie. Gesetz und Freiheit in der Geistesgeschichte“, Verlag J. Hegner, Leipzig, 1937; en: Balduin Schwarz, “Örök filozófia”. Jel Kiadó, Budapest, 2012.
– Jean-Paul Sartre, “Bariona” en: M. Contat, M. Rybalka (eds.), “Les Écrits de Sartre”, Gallimard, Paris, éd. rev. et augm. prév. en 2005. en: Jean-Paul Sartre, “Bariona, vagy színjáték reményről és fájdalomról”, Szent István Társulat, Budapest, 2013.

Conferences

– “Jan Patočka y la resistencia como praxis de la μετάvοια.”; La religión en el pensamiento político contemporáneo, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, (Madrid, 13-14/05/2019).
– “Contributions to Evaluate Fides et Ratio. Reflections on Philosophari in Maria”; Fides et Ratio. Phenomenology and Philosophy of Religion, Péter Pázmány Universidad Católica, (Budapest, 24-26/09, 2018).
– “Christian Virtue and Free Market. How is being poor the best way of prosperity?”; Acton Grant Conference, Californian Baptist University, (California, 6-9/11/2017).
– “Imaginative Conversion”; Christian Wisdom Meets Modernity, Notre Dame Univ. (Indiana, 12-14/12/2013).
– “From Experience to Gift”; What is life? Theology, Science and Philosophy, Centre of Theology and Philosophy University of Notthingam, (Cracovia, 24- 28/06/2011).
– “On the Notion of Self-love”; The Christian Personalism of Dietrich von Hildebrand: Exploring His Philosophy of Love, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Roma, 27-29/05/2010).

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