Máté Veres

I specialize in Hellenistic philosophy, especially scepticism and Epicureanism, with further interests in post-Hellenistic philosophy, Early Modern philosophy, epistemology, and moral philosophy. Starting in the Spring Term of 2019, I serve as a Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University.

After receiving my PhD in December 2016, I spent a year as a junior fellow at the University of Hamburg, in the framework of a DFG-funded project on the history of scepticism in ancient and medieval thought, and another year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Geneva, funded by a grant from the Swiss Government Excellence program. In the Wintersemester of 2018/2019, I taught a course on ancient scepticism at the Department of Philosophy, University of Hamburg.


'How to resist musical dogmatism: The aim and methods of Pyrrhonean inquiry in Sextus Empiricus' Against the Musicologists (M VI).'

In F. Pelosi and F.M. Petrucci (eds.), The Harmony of Reason: Music and Philosophy from the Early Imperial Age to Late Antiquity. (submitted)

'Theology, Innatism, and the Epicurean Self.'

Ancient Philosophy 37 (2017), No. 1: 129-152.

'Uses and Misuses of the Common Concepts Strategy in Emperor Julian's Contra Galilaeos.'

In M. Mitrea (ed.), Tradition and Transformation: Dissent and Consent in the Mediterranean. Third CEMS International Graduate Conference (Budapest, May 30 - June 1, 2013). Kiel: Solivagus Verlag, 2016, 40-55.

Work in progress

Book project: Sceptical argumentation and Hellenistic theology

(with David Machek) 'The Stoic idea of expert impressions'

'Lapsarian scepticism in Cicero’s De Natura Deorum'

'Sign and proof in Sextus Empiricus'

Philosophy’s happy escape?’ Ancient scepticism and the project of Hume’s Natural History of Religion