Oliver Istvan Toth is university assistant for Prof. Ursula Renz and currently writes his dissertation on Spinoza’s philosophy of mind. He graduated with an MA from Eötvös-Loránd-University Budapest in 2013 and Central European University Budapest in 2014. His research focus lies on early modern philosophy (especially Spinoza and the Cartesian tradition) and German idealism (especially Hegel). He was involved in designing a CENTRAL-Kolleg on consciousness in medieval and early modern philosophy. Articles stemming from this project have been published in a special edition of ‘Society and Politics’. His most important publications are “Spinoza’s theory of intellect – an Averroistic theory?” in Jozef Matula (ed.), Averroism between the 15th and 17th century. Traugott Bautz Verlag. and “Die praktischen Möglichkeiten des endlichen Gesichtspunktes in posthistorischer Zeit” in: Thomas Oehl–Arthur Kok (ed.): Objektiver und Absoluter Geist nach Hegel. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 233–249.