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ALEXIDZE, Lela

Iwane-Dshawachischwili-Staatsuniversit├Ąt Tbilissi

lelaalexidze@hotmail.com

Lela Alexidze 

 Education and Academic Degrees:

 

1997: Habilitation (2nd dissertation) in Philosophy. (Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy, History of Philosophy. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University). Subject of the thesis: “Ancient Greek Philosophy in the Commentaries of Ioane Petritsi and Maximus Confessor”

1987 Ph.d in Philosophy (Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy, History of Philosophy. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University). Subject of the dissertation: “Orphism in the Neoplatonic Philosophy: Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus

1982-1986 Postgraduate study at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute for History of Philosophy

1977-1982 Student at Tbilisi Javakhishvili State University, Faculty of Philology, Institute of Classical Philology. 1982: Diploma in Philology, Tbilisi Javakhishvili State University. Subject of the thesis: “Orpheus and Orphism: Myth – Plato – Proclus – Petritsi”

 

Academic Career:

2006-2016: Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Philosophy, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Full Professorship)

1998-2006: Faculty of Philosophy, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Professor, contract work)

1992-1993: Contract work for the Patristic Commission of German Academy of Sciences in Göttingen on the Georgian and Greek versions of the Scholia of Corpus Dionysiacum

1985-1987; 2006-2009: Institute for Philosophy, Tbilisi, Georgian Academy of Sciences (Senior Research Fellow)

1985-1998: Department of Philosophy, Tbilisi State University (Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer)

1982-1987: Department of Philology, Tbilisi State University (Junior Research Fellow). Study of medieval Georgian manuscripts (Old-Georgian translation of the works of John Chrysostomos)

 

Main Research Field and themes:

Ancient Neoplatonism; influence of Ancient philosophy on Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, including Byzantine and Georgian philosophical thought; inter-relationship between ontological, epistemological and ethical aspects in Neoplatonism; theories of knowledge; problems of soul and intellect; concepts of freedom and self