Zoltan Balazs

Zoltan Balazs
Corvinus University of Budapest · Institute of Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Political Theory and Literature Moral Philosophy (Values) Aurel Kolnai's Thought Theory of Government and Separation of Powers

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Publications (27)
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Though it may sound awkward to ask whether the political sovereign is happy or unhappy, the question is relevant to political theory, especially within a political theological perspective. Because man was created in the image of God, human happiness needs to be a reflection of divine beatitude, and as divine sovereignty is, at least analogically, r...
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Moderate government is a time-honored and cherished doctrine. It has been considered the best solution of preventing tyranny and anarchy alike. However, expositions of the doctrine tend either to be entrenched by the technicalities of constitutional and public choice theory, or to remain largely exhortative. This book aims at providing a larger and...
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Argues that the two main positions in political theory were born and are destined to live together.
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Viktor Orbán's rise and grip of power for decades has been a unique achievement in a democratic European country. This chapter proposes to analyze this first by way of using Machiavelli's conception of mixing the strategies of adaptation and perseverance, secondly, by considering the traditional image of the political father, and thirdly, the anthr...
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Explores the concept of greatness within politics and political theory.
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Discusses Aureal Kolnai's early criticism of Carl Schmitt's theory of politics.
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Analysis the concept of political death by reconsidering Oedipus at Colonus.
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Szabó Márton könyve a szerző igen jelentős életművének egyik összegzése; különféle írások, könyvek, fejezetek célszerűen elrendezett egysége, saját szavaival kísérleti monográfi a, ambíciója újfajta bevezetést nyújtani a politikatudományba. A könyvhöz vezető utat a bevezető fejezete kimerítő módon mutatja be. Szabó Márton munkássága jól ismertnek m...
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A nevek az emberi gondolkodás és cselekvés legfontosabb dolgai közé tartoznak. A megnevezéssel ismerjük föl és ismerjük meg a világot. Az elnevezés révén veszünk birtokba valamit, így szerzünk hatalmat mások fölött. A név teszi a gyermeket a sajátunkká. A névvel teremtünk otthont, találunk haza, érezzük magunkat biztonságban. Egy új szigettel, föld...
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Egy politikai döntés nyomán Magyarországon hosszú évtizedek múltán ismét létezik államtudomány, mégpedig osztatlan egyetemi szak formájában is. Bár a rendszerváltás után több államtudományi könyv, tankönyv is megjelent, ezek a politikatudomány részéről kevés figyelemben részesültek. Az új helyzetben azonban szükségesnek látszik tisztázni, hogy a po...
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The principle of the separation of powers is a time-honored axiom of constitutionalism. However, it has been critiqued from a number of corners, and its systematic defenses are scarce. Moreover, the very term of power has never been seriously considered within this context. This book seeks to address the criticisms, evaluates the current treatments...
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Ebben az esszében azt vizsgálom, hogy a politikai teológia mintájára milyen fogalmi analógiákat lehet kimutatni gazdaság, gazdasági tevékenység és vallás, vallásgyakorlás, gazdaságelmélet és teológia között. Amellett érvelek, hogy a két szféra között az etikán keresztül szokás kapcsolatot teremteni, de mélyebb és közvetlenebb analógiák is vannak. A...
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This article examines the problem of succession in Hobbesian terms. Hobbes tried to solve it by means of principles of ‘artificial eternity’ that fitted his political science. But, evidently, political decisions cannot be explained only by principles. Securing artificial eternity is a goal that has ever been in the forefront of political thinking a...
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Animality is a leitmotif in Kafka’s works. It has been studied from various points of view, but rarely in the context of power. Further, The Castle has been largely ignored in studies on animality in his oeuvre. This paper suggests that the novel, though animals as such are basically absent from it, is permeated with animality and that its focus on...
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Purity is a value that appears usually at the periphery of political theory. There is, however, a growing interest in it within experimental sciences. But they usually discuss it in terms of disgust and their conclusions tend to associate purity with conservatism. A more thorough analysis of purity is needed at which I make an attempt here. It will...
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The paper examines the value of glory and offers a conception of it, which is developed by criticising other accounts and by arguing that the Homeric and the Biblical traditions have a remarkably similar, converging view on glory. A more detailed analysis of Heinrich von Kleist's The Prince Friedrich of Homburg serves to deepen this view and outlin...
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The paper argues that values are universals, either properties or relations. For the latter, instantiation is a matter of the content of the relation, the relata, and the context (the instantiation of further relations). This moderate realist conception helps us solve some notorious problems in axiology, i.e. malicious pleasure, compassion, envy, a...
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Empirically, there are many types of justification of political loyalty. Political theory helps one think about the most popular and empirically effective conceptions more consistently. To achieve this, the essay is structured around three main questions that will be asked of six typical strategies of justification. First, how strong is the politic...
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Csak néhány évvel ezelõtt kezdõdött meg Kolnai Aurél munkás- ságának magyarországi recepciója, s még ma is a legtöbben csak hírbõl ismerik. Ezért tulajdonképpen meglepetés volt szá- momra is, hogy a Magyar Politikatudományi Társaság úgy dön- tött, róla nevezi el az év legjobb politikatudományi publikáció- jáért járó szakmai díjat. Igyekszem megindo...
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The essay undertakes to explore the possibilities of mutually fruitful dialogue between moral philosophy and ontology, in particular, the ontology of relations. The latter copes with the question of how relations relate, whereas moral philosophy often ignores the ontological implications of such crucial relations as love and interpersonality. The p...
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Discussion of forgiveness as essentially related to repentance.

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