Rolandas Pavilionis (July 3, 1944, Å iauliai â€“ May 10, 2006, Vilnius) was a Lithuanian philosopher, politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Liberal Democratic Party; part of the Union for a Europe of Nations.
In 1962 Pavilionis graduated from a night-school for workers in Å iauliai. He attended the school at night after finishing his work at a bicycle factory. The same year he was admitted to the Vilnius University to study foreign languages. In 1968 he graduated the university with a degree in philology. From 1968 to 1971 he continued postgraduate studies at the Science Academy of Ukraine and earned doctor's degree in logic. Pavilionis then returned to Lithuania and joined Vilnius University as member of the faculty (1971â€“1977 docent, 1982â€“1990 professor). For some time he was the head of the Department of History of Philosophy and Logic. Pavilionis took courses at the Sorbonne University of Paris with prof. Algirdas Julius Greimas. In 1981 Pavilionis defended his thesis in the field of language logic and philosophy of logic, earning degree of Habilitated Doctor of Logic. In 1990 Pavilionis was elected as the rector of the Vilnius University. He held the post until 2000, when was elected to Seimas (parliament). In 2004, he was elected to the European Parliament. In 2006 he died in SantariÅ¡kÄ—s hospital, Vilnius.
Pavilionis was the author of works in Russian, Lithuanian and English.
â€žMeaning and conceptual systemsâ€œ, Moscow: Progress, 1990.
â€žPrieÅ¡ absurdÄ…â€œ, 2000.
â€žTarp Å¡viesos ir tamsosâ€œ, 2000.
â€žPrieÅ¡ absurdÄ… IIâ€œ, 2004.
â€žPrasmÄ— ir tapatumas, arba kelionÄ— Ä¯ saveâ€œ, Vilnius: Lietuvos mokslas, 2005.
Category:1944 births Category:2006 deaths Category:Order and Justice MEPs Category:MEPs for Lithuania 2004â€“2009 Category:Vilnius University rectors Category:Vilnius University alumni Pavilionis Category:Logicians Category:20th-century Lithuanian philosophers Category:Philosophy of logic Category:Philosophers of language Category:Members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Category:Members of the Seimas