Egyptian thinker Hassan Hanafi, a philosophy professor at the University of Cairo, passed away on Thursday at the age of 86.
The Cairo University issued an obituary for Hanafi, in which its president, Dr. Muhammad Othman Elkhosht, affirmed that the late thinker was deducting a large part of his time while being outside Egypt to bring him the references he requested by himself.
Hanafi was born in Cairo on February 13, 1935, and received a Bachelor of Arts in the Department of Philosophy in 1956. He also learned how to play the violin when he was young.
Since 1967, he has been a professor of philosophy in Cairo. He also visited several universities in France, the United States of America, Belgium, Kuwait, and Germany.
He was awarded the State Appreciation Award in Social Sciences in 2009 and won the Nile Award in Social Sciences in 2015.
Among his books were “Heritage and Renewal”, “From Creed to Revolution”, “Encyclopedia of Arab-Islamic Civilization”, “From Transport to Creativity”.