Research Fellows

Máté Veres

Research Fellow

FNS Ambizione "Excellence and expertise in Hellenistic philosophy"


I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva. I study ancient philosophy with a focus on Hellenistic epistemology and ethics. My current project concerns the notion of technê in Hellenistic philosophy, funded by an Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. My previous project focused on Hellenistic philosophical theology and its interaction with ancient Scepticism.


Curriculum Vitae

Having received my doctoral degree from Central European University (Budapest), I taught and worked at the University of Toronto, the University of Geneva, the University of Hamburg, and Eötvös Loránd University Budapest.

During my studies, I was a Fulbright scholar at Cornell University, a visiting student at the University of Cambridge, a scholarship recipient at the Fondation Hardt, and a visiting junior fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna.

For more information and a detailed CV, please visit my website.


Selected publications

* ‘Expert Impressions in Stoicism’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie (accepted, available online-first) (with David Machek).

* ‘L’origine de la croyance religieuse selon Sextus Empiricus’, in Sylvia Giocanti (ed.), Anthropologie sceptique et modernité. Lyon: ENS Editions, 2022, 71-84.

* Attention in Ancient Philosophy. Special issue of Rhizomata: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science, vol. 9, issue 2 (2021), edited with David Machek.

* ‘How to Resist Musical Dogmatism: The Aim and Methods of Pyrrhonian Inquiry in Sextus Empiricus’ Against the Musicologists (Math. 6)’, in F. Pelosi and F.M. Petrucci eds., Music and Philosophy in the Roman Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), 108-130.

* ‘Sextus Empiricus on Religious Dogmatism’, in V. Caston (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 58 (2020), 239-280.

* ‘Keep Calm and Carry On: Sextus Empiricus on the Origins of Pyrrhonism’, Logical Analysis and the History of Philosophy 23.1 (2020), 100-122. (Special issue: Ancient Modes of Philosophical Inquiry, eds. J.K. Larsen and Ph. Steinkrüger.)

* ‘Theology, Innatism, and the Epicurean Self’, Ancient Philosophy 37.1 (2017), 129-152.