Mihailo Đurić (1925–2011) was a Serbian philosopher, sociologist, university professor and academician of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
He was particularly famous for his writing on Nietzsche and Heidegger. He was a full professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, while he also lectured in a number of different faculties, scientific conferences and seminars in Serbia and abroad.
He finished his PhD in 1954 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, where he was elected a teaching assistant that same year; he became associate professor in 1964, and full professor in 1969. He taught History of Political Theories, General Sociology and Methodology of Social Sciences.
Đurić was removed from the University, tried in court and sentence to two years of imprisonment (later reduced to nine months) because of a speech he made in March 1971 concerning amendments to the Constitution (later published in the journal of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade (Anali Pravnog fakulteta) under the title of “Intentional Mess” (Smišljene smutnje) and the article titled “The Stone of Discord” published in the journal Umetnost (Art) no. 27–28 for 1971.
From 1974 to 1989 he was a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade. Simultaneously, he was also active as a guest professor at universities in Vienna, West Berlin and Augsburg, while he also taught in many other German and Austrian universities. In 1989, he was rehabilitated and returned to the Faculty of Law in Belgrade.
From 1981 to 1991, he was the director of international seminars on Nietzsche’s philosophy in the Interuniversity Centre in Dubrovnik. From 1985 to the end of his life, he was the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade.
He received the October Award in 1990. He was a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg.