A Lithuanian philosopher, a researcher of German existentialism and a translator of philosophical texts Marijus Arvydas Šliogeris was born in the family of teachers in Panevėžys on September 12, 1944. He died in Vilnius on December 18, 2019.
In 1962 - 1967 Marijus Arvydas Šliogeris studied at the Faculty of Chemical Technology of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute. In1970 - 1973 he was a doctoral student at the Department of Philosophy, Vilnius University and in 1974 defended his doctoral degree dissertation in philosophy. M. A. Šliogeris started teaching philosophy at Vilnius University in 1973 and in 1979 he was awarded the academic title of Associate Professor. In 1986 M. A. Šliogeris defended his Dr. Habil. dissertation and in 1990 was awarded the academic title of Professor of Vilnius University. He was the Head of Vilnius University Department of Philosophy from 2003 until 2012. In 1998 he was elected to the Academy of Sciences of Lithuania and in 2007 became a full member of this Academy. In 1992 he received the Lithuanian National Award for Culture and Art and in 2010 was awarded the Lithuanian Science Premium. From 2012 M. A. Šliogeris was Vilnius University Professor Emeritus. M. A. Šliogeris translated a number of classical and modern philosophy works into Lithuanian, published around twenty books, a lot of research articles, and educated a large number of doctoral students in philosophy.
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Transcender who wanted to understand the relationship of things and language
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