Mate Veres


Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest
CEU Junior Fellow (April – June 2014)


Philosophical Theology, the Autonomy of Popular Religion, and Religion as Moral Theory in the Hellenistic Era and Beyond

My project aims at examining various authors, especially Epicurus, Cicero, and Sextus Empiricus, with regard to concepts recently used to describe their respective theological positions: e.g. religion as an expressive theory of morality, the operative sense of non-dogmatic theology, and the relation of philosophical inquiry to ordinary religious understanding. I also intend to work on the same classical authors as possible sources of David Hume‘s critique of natural theology.