Arvydas Sliogeris, a Lithuanian philosopher and long-standing lecturer of Vilnius University, has died at he age of 75, Juras Banys, president of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, confirmed it to BNS on Wednesday.
Arvydas Šliogeris
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

"I have just learned this fact, this news that he died. It’s a great loss for the science area," Banys told BNS.

In his words, Sliogeris will probably be laid at the St Johns' Church of Vilnius University and buried at Antakalnis Cemetery.

Born in 1944 in Panevezys, Sliogeris was a philosopher, researcher of German existentialism, translator of philosophical tests and essayist. He lectured philosophy at Vilnius University for over 40 years and led the Philosophy department in 2003-2012.

An academic and member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Sliogeris wrote many books and article on philosophy and translated works of major Western thinkers.

Sliogeris was awarded a Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts in 1992.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Lukiskes prison in Vilnius gears up for popular Netflix's series

The 4th season of the Netflix drama Stranger Things will be shot in Vilnius , with preparations...

Lukiškės Prison: bringing the past into the future

The prison complex in Lukiškės has always been a multifunctional space. At the time of its...

Lithuanian actor and director Sabulis dies

Lithuanian theater and movie actor Remigijus Sabulis has died at the age of 65, his colleague...

Gaon and Gimbutiene anniversaries put on UNESCO list

The anniversaries of two people from Lithuania have been put on the UNESCO list of anniversaries for...

Lutheran church rebuilding project will be granted special status in Klaipeda

The project aimed at rebuilding St John's Church with its tower in the Lithuanian coastal city of...