The great philosopher and thinker Hassan Hanafi passed away at the...

The great philosopher and thinker Hassan Hanafi passed away at the...
The great philosopher and thinker Hassan Hanafi passed away at the...
The great Islamic philosopher and thinker, Hassan Hanafy, passed away at the age of 86, and the late is considered one of the theorists of the Islamic Left movement, the science of Occidentalism, and one of the contemporary Arab thinkers of Arab intellectual projects.

Hassan Hanafy is one of the most famous professors of philosophy in Egypt. He has many books, including Heritage and Renewal in 4 volumes, From Transfer to Creativity in 9 volumes, Encyclopedia of Arab Civilization, Dialogue of the East and Morocco, and many other intellectual creations.

Dr. Hassan Hanafi was born in Cairo in 1935, graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Cairo University in 1956, traveled to France in the same year at his own expense for higher studies, where he obtained a master’s degree and then a state doctorate from the Sorbonne University in 1966, Hanafi worked at Muhammad University Bin Abdullah in Fez for two years (1982-1984), then moved to work at the University of Tokyo in Japan between (1984-1987), and worked as a consultant for scientific research programs at the United Nations University in Tokyo as well. Hanafi returned to Cairo in 1987, where he and others oversaw the re-establishment of the Egyptian Philosophical Society in 1989 and served as the Society’s General Secretary since that date.

The roots of the Heritage and Renewal Project according to Hanafi go back to the stage of studying for a doctorate in Paris. The “Heritage and Renewal” project, as Hanafi shows, consists of three fronts: our position on the ancient heritage, our position on the Western heritage, and our position on reality (interpretation theory). Hanafi how “The Science of Fundamentals” was chosen as a subject for his Ph.D. in Paris in 1956, and explains his intellectual path in the formation stage, starting with being influenced by the thought of the Muslim Brotherhood, then dialogue and cross-fertilization with his professors at the Sorbonne, which produced the final conceptions of the project.

Dr. Hassan Hanafi focused most of his attention on the issue of “heritage and renewal.” His major project is divided into three levels: the first addresses specialists, and he was careful not to leave the corridors of universities and scientific institutes; , with the aim of transforming the project into a popular political culture.

Among his most prominent books: the series “Our Position on the Old Heritage: Heritage and Renewal (4 volumes), From Creed to Revolution (1988), Dialogue of Generations, From Transfer to Creativity (9 volumes), Encyclopedia of Arab-Islamic Civilization, Introduction to Occidental Science, Fishta Philosopher The resistance, in our contemporary thought, in contemporary Western thought, the dialogue of the East and the Maghreb, Islamic studies, right and left in religious thought, from text to reality, from annihilation to survival, from transfer to reason, the current Arab reality, the siege of time.

One of his most famous students is the late thinker d. Nasr Hamed Abu Zaid (1943-2010), Ali Mabrouk, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University (1960-2016).

The late won a large number of honors, most notably the State Appreciation Award in 2009, the Nile Award for Social Sciences Branch 2015, and the Free Thinker Award from Poland and officially received by the country’s president.

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