István Aranyosi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Central European University

Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science, Metaphysics

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István Aranyosi received his PhD in 2005 at the Central European University. He specializes in the philosophy of mind and of cognitive science and in metaphysics, and has further teaching competence in philosophy of language philosophy of religion, Ancient and Modern social and political philosophy. His publications include two books – The Peripheral Mind (Oxford University Press, 2013) and God, Mind, and Logical Space (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) – as well as a number of articles on various topics within his fields of research, such as “A New Argument for Mind-Brain Identity” in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (honorable Mention at the American Philosophical Association 2012 Article Prize), “The Solo Numero Paradox” in American Philosophical Quarterly, and “Should We Fear Quantum Torment?” in Ratio.


Sample publications

Aranyosi, I. (2024). God and/as the Univese. In M. Szatkowski (Ed.), Ontology of Divinity. Boston & Berlin: De Gruyter, 269-90.

Aranyosi, I. (2024). Frames and games: intensionality and equilibrium selection. Erkenntnis, 89(1), 411–437

Aranyosi, I. (2022). Logical Pantheism. Philosophy Compass, 17(7), e12857.

Aranyosi, I. (2021). Preteriception: memory as past-perception. Synthese, 198(11), 10765-10792.

Aranyosi, I. (2020). Mental Time Travel and Disjunctivism, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 11(2), 367-384.

Aranyosi, I. (2019). Prediction, Embodiment, and Representation, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, e216.

Aranyosi, I. (2019). Enactivist Interventions. Rethinking the Mind, The Philosophical Review, 128(1), 138-141. [Book review]

Aranyosi, I. (2018). Body, Skill, and Look: Is Bodybuilding a Sport? Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 17 (2), 401–410.

Aranyosi, I. (2013). The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Aranyosi, I. (2013). God, Mind and Logical Space: A Revisionary Approach to Divinity. Palgrave Macmillan.

Aranyosi, I. (2012). Quantifier vs. Poetry: Stylistic Impoverishment and Socio-Cultural Estrangement of Anglo-American Philosophy in the Last Hundred Years. The Pluralist, 7(1), 94–103.

Aranyosi, I. (2012). Should We Fear Quantum Torment?: Should We Fear Quantum Torment? Ratio, 25(3), 249–259.

Aranyosi, I. (2011). The Solo Numero Paradox. American Philosophical Quarterly, 48(4), 347-360.

Aranyosi, I. (2011). A New Argument for Mind-Brain Identity. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 62(3), 489–517.

Aranyosi, I. (2010). The Nature of Shadows, from Yale to Bilkent. Philosophy, 85(2), 219.

Aranyosi, I. (2007). Shadows of Constitution. The Monist, 90(3), 415–431.

Aranyosi, I. (2003). Physical Constituents of Qualia. Philosophical Studies, 116(2), 103–131.