András Lánczi

Short biography

András Lánczi (Budapest, 1956) is the Rector of the Corvinus University of Budapest. (July 1, 2016) Earlier he was the Director for the Institute of Political Science and Philosophy at the Corvinus University of Budapest, and the Chairman of a think tank called „Századvég”. He has published books entitled „On Political Knowledge”, „Fate-legacy”, „Tradition and Modernity in Leo Strauss’s Political Philosophy”, „Democracy and Political Science”, „Political Philosophy of the 20th Century” (all in Hungarian).  Active in the revival of the Hungarian conservative political thought („Conservative Manifesto”, 2002). He is the Hungarian editor of three relevant books of political science (Encyclopaedia of Political Thought, Encyclopedia of Political Science, and The New Handbook of Political Science). He also translated several books including Leo Strauss’s „Natural Right and History” and „The Persecution and the Art of Writing. Fulbright Scholar at the Eric Voegelin Institute (1997-8), conference director of the Liberty Fund. Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center for European Renewal.

Some recent essays in English:

  1. Political Realism and Wisdom. Palgrave-MacMillan, 2015. p. 1-212
  2. Between Wisdom and Knowledge: The Politics of Creativity in a Post-Communist World. In: The Primacy of Persons in Politics. Eds. John von Heyking and Thomas Heilke. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2013. p. 207-238.
  3. How Should we Live? Nature, Metaphysics, and Political Wisdom. Eds. Péter Losonczi, Mika Luoma-Aho, and Aakash Singh. In: The Future of Political Theology. Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate, 2011. p. 39-52
  4. Democracy and Moral Relativism in a Post-secular World: Reclaiming Obligation. In: From Political Theory to Political Theology. Eds. Péter Losonczi and Aakash Singh. London/New York: Continuum, 2010. p. 85-100.