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Shalva Nutsubidze 134

Speaking at the event marking the 134th birth anniversary of Academician Shalva Nutsubidze, Acting Rector of TSU, Jaba Samushia focused on the greatest legacy left by the Georgian philosopher: “Despite the persecution by the Soviet authorities, Shalva Nutsubidze, the founder of the Georgian school of philosophy, left the works of world importance. His main goal was to search for a Georgian path of ideological flow from the East to the West. He was looking for it while studying the Areopagite problem, studying the Wisdom of Balavari and raising the idea of ​​the Eastern Renaissance.” The Acting Rector noted that TSU will support the publication of the philosopher’s several unpublished works, including several letters published in Germany.

A presentation of Shalva Nutsubidze's monograph “Philosophy of the Middle Ages” was held on the sideline of the event. Publication of the monograph by famous Georgian philosopher and one of the founders of the university, Shalva Nutsubidze is very important for TSU as well as for philosophers, students and people interested in this field.

“The university will always honor the memory of Shalva Nutsubidze and is doing much to immortalize his name. Today’s anniversary is very important especially as after 54 years his book “Philosophy of the Middle Ages” was published for the first time. This book belonged to the category of so-called banned works, the publication of which was hampered by many factors in that era. Today this work has become available to our students, our professors and people interested in philosophy,” Dean of the TSU Faculty of Humanities, Nana Gaprindashvili said.

Philosophy professors, students, family members of Shalva Nutsubidze and invited guests attended the event.

TSU Professor Demur Jalagonia spoke about the importance of publishing Shalva Nutsubidze's monograph and his contribution: “The book could not be published during Shalva Nutsubidze’s lifetime. This book was banned for about 50 years. The university managed to publish this book, and this is very important, because it discusses the philosophy of the Middle Ages from a different angle.”