Arnouphis
Arnouphis or Harnuphis was an Egyptian who, according to Dio Cassius, saved the Roman legion XII Fulminata during a campaign against the Quadi in about AD 172 by calling up a rainstorm. Dio Cassius c...
Rifa'a el-Tahtawi
Rifa'a al-Tahtawi (also spelt Tahtawy; Arabic: رفاعة رافع الطهطاوي‎ / ALA-LC: Rifā‘ah Rāf‘i al-Ṭahṭāwī; 1801–1873) was an Egyptian writer, teacher, translator, Egyptologist and renaiss...
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Zaki Naguib Mahmoud
Zaki Naguib Mahmoud (February 2, 1905 - September 8, 1993) was an Egyptian intellectual and thinker, and is considered a pioneer in modern Arabic philosophical thought. Best known with "The philosophe...
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Hassan Hanafi
Prof. Dr. Hassan Hanafi (حسن حنفی) (born 1935 in Cairo, Egypt) is a professor and chairs the philosophy department at Cairo University. He is a leading authority on modern Islam.Hanafi was born into a...
Mustafa 'Abd al-Raziq
Shaykh Mustafa 'Abd al-Raziq (1885 - 15 February 1947) was an Egyptian Islamic philosopher.'Abd al-Raziq succeeded Mustafa al-Maraghi as rector of al-Azhar. His appointment encountered resistance, sin...
Abdel Wahab El-Messiri
Abdel-Wahab El-Messiri (Arabic: عبد الوهاب المسيري‎, 1938-July 2, 2008) was an Egyptian scholar, author and general coordinator of the opposition organization Kefaya.
El-Messiri was born...
Ihab Hassan
Ihab Habib Hassan (born 1925) is an American literary theorist and writer born in Egypt.
Ihab Hassan was born in Cairo, Egypt, and emigrated to the United States in 1946. He is currently Emeritus ...
George of Laodicea
George of Laodicea (fl. 335–347) was a philosopher from Alexandria, involved in the debate over the doctrine of the Trinity.
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Fouad Zakariyya
Fouad Zakariyya (or Fuʼād Zakarīyā) (1927 - 13 March 2010) was an Egyptian philosopher, and critic of Islamist thought who is known as “the father of Arab existentialism.”
Zakariyya was born in 19...
Mohamed Osman Elkhosht
Muhammad Othman Elkhosht (al-khasht) (born 1964) (Arabic: محمد عثمان الخشت) is a professor of philosophy of religion and contemporary philosophy at Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, where he is also ...
Abdel Rahman Badawi
Abdur Rahman Badawi (Arabic: عبد الرحمن بدوى) (February 17, 1917 – July 25, 2002) was an Egyptian existentialist professor of philosophy and poet. He has been called the "foremost master of Arab...
Plotinus
Plotinus (/plɒˈtaɪnəs/; Greek: Πλωτῖνος; c. 204/5 – 270) was a major philosopher of the ancient world. In his philosophy there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. His teacher w...
Substance theory
Substance theory, or substance attribute theory, is an ontological theory about objecthood, positing that a substance is distinct from its properties. A thing-in-itself is a property-bearer that must ...
Neoplatonism and Gnosticism
Neoplatonism (also Neo-Platonism) is the modern term for a school of Hellenistic philosophy that took shape in the 3rd century, based on the teachings of Plato and some of his early followers. Neopl...
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