Event: Renowned philosopher, Hanafi, answers the question of democracy

Ahram Online, Monday 23 Apr 2012

The Supreme Council for Culture hosts discussion on democracy on Monday, 23 April, where the father of the Islamic left, Hassan Hanafi, will participate

Hassan Hanafi

Renowned Egyptian thinker, writer and Islamic philosophy professor, Hassan Hanafi, will participate in a seminar at the Supreme Council for Culture (SCC), on Monday, 23 April, at 7:00pm to discuss the very question: "Is democracy a goal or just a tool?"

Many other philosophy professors will participate in the event, including professor of general philosphy at Cairo University Amira Helmy Matter, professor of Greek philosophy Mostafa Nasharr and professor of contemporary philosophy Ahmed Abdulhalim.

Hassan Hanafi, a renowned Islamic philosophy professor, has over 70 book on philosophy and is considered the founder of the so-called Islamic Left. He’s known for his tendency to reinterpret Islamic heritage and tradition in its entirety, including the Quran and Sunna (the Prophet’s deeds and speeches). His life project has it's roots and manifesto from his book,  Heritage and Modernization released in the 80’s.


Monday, 23 April, 7:00pm
Supreme Council for Culture headquarters
Opera House grounds

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