Nutsubidze, Shalva

Nutsubidze, Shalva Isakovich


Born Dec. 2(14), 1888, in the village of Partskhanakanevi, in what is now Tskhaltubo Raion; died Jan. 6, 1969, in Tbilisi. Soviet scholar and philosopher. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Georgian SSR (1944).

Nutsubidze graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1910 and became a professor at the University of Tbilisi in 1918. His major works dealt with the history of Georgian philosophy, logic, and criticism of modern bourgeois philosophy. Nutsubidze studied the influence of the East on European culture—Rustaveli and the Eastern Renaissance (1947) and other works. He translated into Russian S. Rustaveli’s narrative poem The Man in the Panther’s Skin (1941, 1957), Chakhrukhadze’s narrative poem Tamariani (1943), and the Georgian folk epic Amiraniani (1945). Nutsubidze was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and a number of medals.


Xelovnebis t’eoria. Tbilisi, 1929.
K’artuli p’ilosop’iis istoria, vols. 1–2. Tbilisi, 1956–58.
Kritikuli narkvevebi. Tbilisi, 1966.
In Russian translation:
Tvorchestvo Rustaveli. Tbilisi, 1958.
Istoriia gruzinskoi filosofii. Tbilisi, 1960.
Kriticheskie ocherki: Filosofiia i kul’tura. Tbilisi, 1965.