FERENC HÖRCHER (Budapest, 1964) is a philosopher, intellectual historian, poet, critic, legal theorist and political analyst. His interests in philosophy include political philosophy and the philosophy of art. His interests in intellectual history include early modern political thought, early modern aesthetic thought and most recently, the history of modern Hungarian and Central European political thought. He published four volumes of poetry, all in Hungarian. He published a volume of essays on 20th century Hungarian prose writer Géza Ottlik. Besides teaching (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Eötvös Loránd University, and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków) and researching at the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Science, he is interested in politics, the cultural life in a comparative perspective, Catholic higher education and the socio-political organisation of the arts and science. Currently, he is Head of the Research Institute of Politics and Government at the National University of Public Service, Budapest.