Prof. Dr. Darejan (Dodo) Labuchidze

Principal career details

2015-present - Professor at New Georgian University;  

2010-present - Professor at Grigol Robakidze University;

2010-present - Head of the Department of Translation of Philosophical and Sociological Thought (Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences/Grigol Robakidze University);

2006-2009 - Deputy Director of Department of History of Georgian and Foreign Philosophy (Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy);

1977-2006 - Researcher at the Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Education

2008 - PhD in Philology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Title of PhD thesis:  Problematic of adequacy of translation of philosophical texts from French into Georgian (Supervisor: Prof. Tsiuri Akhvlediani);

1977 - Graduate degree in philology (MA), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

1972 - Undergraduate degree in philology (BA), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Awards

2013 - Chevalier de l'Ordre de l'Art et de la Litterature (The Ministry of Culture and Communication of France )

 

Main research areas: Social Philosophy, translation studies, social theory, history of political thought.

 

Selected publications

  • "David Batonishvili: distinguished member of Georgian emigration", Kartuli Emigracia, 1 (2013), pp. 35-40 (in Georgian).
  • "Law in the East and West: Montesquieu on natural preconditions of law", in: T. Iremadze, G. Tevzadze (eds.), East and West. Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Studies. Dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Udo Reinhold Jeck, Tbilisi: Publishing House "Nekeri", pp. 76-88 (in Georgian).
  • "The problem of education in the works of French philosophers of Renaissance and Enlightenment", Scripta Manent, 1 (2012), pp. 44-48 (in Georgian).
  • „Les particularités du discours philosophique", in: Philosophy in Global Change. Jubilee volume dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Burkhard Mojsisch, edited by T. Iremadze in collaboration with H. Schneider and K. J. Schmidt, Publishing House „Nekeri", Tbilisi, 2011, p. 371-381.
  • "Grigol Robakidze and French symbolism", in: T. Iremadze, M. Tavkhelidze (eds.), Grigol Robakidze and Contemporary Thought, Tbilisi: Publishing House „Nekeri", Tbilisi, 2011, pp. 77-91 (in Georgian).
  • "Holistic approach towards language in the translation process", Scripta Manent, 3 (2011), pp. 52-57 (in Georgian).
  • "Globalization, identity, and culture", Grigol Robakidze University. Scientific Proceedings, 2 (2010), pp. 26-29 (in Georgian).
  • "French Enlightenment philosophers on the essence of freedom", in: Tengiz Iremadze, Dodo Labuchidze, Helmut Schneider, Giorgi Tavadze, Lali Zakaradze, What is Freedom? Great Thinkers on the Essence of Freedom, Tbilisi: Publishing House "Nekeri", 2010, pp. 11-35 (in Georgian).
  • „Le texte philosophique dans le cadre de la typologie de la traduction", Scripta Manent, 3 (2009), pp. 51-59.
  • „Les difficultés linguistiques de la traduction des textes philosophiques français en géorgien", Scripta Manent, 2 (2009), pp. 60-68.
  • "Conception of social contract by Rousseau", in: Tengiz Iremadze, Lali Zakaradze (eds.), Philosophy - Dialectic - Logic. Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Savle Tsereteli, Tbilisi: Meridiani, 2008, pp. 146-152 (in Georgian).
  • "The role of translation in the development of the Georgian philosophical thought", in: T. Iremadze, T. Tskhadadze, G. Kheoshvili (eds.), Philosophy, Theology, Culture. Problems and Perspectives. Jubilee volume dedicated to the 75thanniversary of Guram Tevzadze, Tbilisi: Publishing House "Nekeri", 2007, pp. 455-467 (in Georgian).
  • "Georgian translators and translations of Nietzsche's works", in: Tengiz Iremadze (ed.), Nietzsche in Georgia. In memoriam Tamaz Buachidze (1930-2001), Tbilisi: Arkhe, 2007, pp. 28-33 (in Georgian).

Translations (from the French into  Georgian)

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discours sur les sciences et les arts, Tbilisi: Agora, 2014 (with introduction).
  • Bernhard Waldenfels, Chemins d'une Phénoménologie responsive, Tbilisi: Publishing House "Nekeri", 2013.
  • Émile Durkheim,  De la division du travail social, Tbilisi: Carpe Diem, 2012.
  • Alexis de Tocquevile, De la démocratie en Amérique , Tbilisi: Grigol Robakidze University Press, 2011.
  • Merab Mamardashvili, Topologie de la conscience, Tbilisi: Georgian Biographical Centre, 2011.
  • René Descartes, Discours de la méthode & Méditations métaphysiques, Tbilisi: Carpe Diem, 2010, second edition (with introduction and notes).
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes, Tbilisi: Carpe Diem, 2009 (with introduction).
  • Henri Bergson, La conscience et la vie, Tbilisi: Arkhe, 2007 (with introduction).
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty, L'Œil et l'esprit, Tbilisi: Agora, 2007 (with introduction).
  • Amin Maalouf, Les Identités meurtrières, Tbilisi: Impress, 2007 (with introduction).
  • Émile Durkheim, Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse, Tbilisi: Ioane Petritsi, 2004 (with introduction).
  • Michel Foucault, Les mots et les choses, Tbilisi: Diogene, 2004 (with introduction and notes).
  • Émile Durkheim, Les Règles de la méthode sociologique, Tbilisi: Ioane Petritsi, 2001 (with introduction).
  • René Descartes, Discours de la méthode & Méditations métaphysiques, Tbilisi: Publishing House "Nekeri", 2001 (with introduction and notes).
  • Michel de Montaigne, Essais (fragments), Tbilisi: Lomisi, 1999 (with afterword and notes).
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Du Contrat Social ou Principes du droit politique, Tbilisi: Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, 1997 (with notes).
  • Charles Louis Montesquieu, De l'esprit des lois, Tbilisi: Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, 1994 (with notes).