Dr. Vilnis ZARINS
Phone: +371 722 9208
Born: May 24, 1930, Jurmala, Latvia
Has translated, edited, has written introductions, commented etc. more than 20 editions of world philosophy classical works into Latvian.
Has written more than 120 articles in the periodicals of Latvia on the liberation of Latvia from occupation, re-establishing of state independence, re-animation of social and cultural life in the period of decolonization.
Languages: Latvian, Russian, French, German, English
Leading Researcher, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, 1985-
Honours and Awards
Professional Activities and Memberships
Expert, World Bank project (CEE FDI) "The Fiscal Decentralization Initiative in Central and Eastern Europe".
Member, The Latvian Union of Scientists, 1988
Member, Riga City Council, 1998 -
Introduction The Epoch, Life and Work of Seneca to the book Letters on Ethics by Seneca to Lucily, Riga, Zinatne, 1996, pp. 5-14.
M. de Montaigne (1533- 1592) and his Time. Introduction to translation of the first volume of Essays (Riga, 1981) (in Latvian).
M. de Montaigne`s views on social and political problems. Introduction to translation of the second volume of Essays (Riga, 1982). (in Latvian).
M. de Montaigne's views on science and knowledge. Introduction on translation of the third volume of Essays (Riga, 1984). (in Latvian).
La Roshefoucauld and his Maxims. Introduction to Maxims translated from French into Latvian by V. Zarins. (Riga, 1992) (in Latvian).
Introductions to Latvian translations of philosophical works by Fr. Bacon, J. Locke, G. Berkeley, D.Humes, G.W.F. Hegel (in Latvian).
Collection of Articles "Who Owns the House? ", 1999
Tao te Ching, the Circumstances of its Creation and Possibilities of its Interpretation". - Translator's preface to the Latvian translation of Lao Tzu "Thao te Ching', 2nd edittion, 2001, Zvaigzne ABC Publ..
When the Occupants are Seemingly Gone.... - Karogs (Magazine), 2001,. N 4 (in Latvian).
Humanism and the Culture of Postcolonialism. - Karogs (Magazine), 2002,. N 7 (in Latvian).
The Basic Values of Classical Humanism and Their Influence on the Present Latvian Society. Latvian Council of Science.
Values of Classical Humanism and Its Reception in Latvia. Latvian Council of Science (2001 -2004 ).
Development of the Sense of Statehood of Latvian Nation. Latvian Council of Science (2005 - ).