Zaki Naguib Mahmoud

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Zaki Naguib Mahmoud
زكي نجيب محمود
Dr Zaki Naguib Mahmoud.jpg
Born (1905-02-02)February 2, 1905
Damietta, Egypt
Died September 8, 1993(1993-09-08) (aged 88)
Occupation Philosopher
Nationality Egyptian
Notable award(s) The State Incentive Award (1960), The State Merit Award (1970), Arab Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Award (1984), The American University in Cairo Honorary Doctorate (1985)

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 philosopher of authors and author of philosophers" as Abbas Mahmoud al-Akkad called him. Mahmoud adhered to logical positivism and adopted science interpretation with social motivations to reconcile the Arab tradition with modernism. Mahmoud defines the "Arab tradition" as the configuration of techniques by which our ancestors lived. And he viewed logical positivism as the spirit of "Modernism".[1]

Works[edit]

Zaki Naguib has authored many books and translations in addition to his numerous articles in magazines and newspapers including the Egyptian Al Ahram.

A - In Philosophy[edit]

  • On Positivist Logic, two parts
  • On Formal Logic, 1951
  • On Philosophy of Science, 1952
  • David Hume, 1951
  • The Myth of Metaphysics, 1953
  • Theory of Knowledge, 1956
  • Bertrand Russell, 1956
  • The Live of Thought in the New World, 1956
  • Toward a Scientific Philosophy, 1959
  • The Artist East, 1960
  • Jābir ibn Hayyān, 1961

B - In Arabic Modernity[edit]

  • Renewal of Arabic Thought, 1973
  • The Rational and the Irrational in Our Intellectual heritage, 1975
  • Our Culture in Front of Contemporary Time, 1976
  • In Our Mental Live, 1979
  • With Poets, 1980
  • This Time and Its Culture, 1980
  • From a Philosophical Point of View, 1980
  • Preoccupations of Intellectuals, 1981
  • Thoughts and Positions, 1983
  • A New Society Or a Disaster, 1983
  • A Story of A Mind, 1984
  • In a Conjunction, 1985
  • About Freedom I am Talking, 1986
  • An Islamic Vision, 1987
  • On Modernization of Arabic Culture, 1988
  • An Arabic Between Two Cultures, 1990
  • The Outcome of the Years, 1991

C - Literature Writings[edit]

  • The Lands of The Dreams, 1939
  • Shakespeare, 1943
  • The Paradise of the Fool, 1947
  • Shreds of Glass, 1947
  • A Sunrise from the West, 1950
  • With the Revolution on the Doors, 1955
  • Days in America, 1955
  • A Story of a Psych, 1965

D - Writings in English[edit]

  • Translations of Al-Akkad Poetry, 1945
  • PhD Dissertation titled 'Self Determination", 1947
  • The Land and People of Egypt, 1956

E - Translations[edit]

a - In Philosophy[edit]

  • Four Dialogues of Plato, 1936
  • The Rich and the Poor, H. G. Wales, 1937
  • History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell, 1954
  • Logic, a Theory of Research, John Dewy, 1959,

b - In Collaboration with Ahmad Amin[edit]

  • The Story of Greek Philosophy, 1935
  • The Story of Modern Philosophy, 1936
  • The Story of Literature, in three parts
  • On Ancient and medieval Literature, 1943
  • On Modern Literature, 1945
  • On Eastern and Western Literature in the 19th century, 1948

c - In Cultural History and Literature Critique[edit]

  • The Arts of Literature, H. T Charlton, 1944
  • I Preferred Freedom, Vector Crafetchenco, 1944
  • The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Thee books of the 1st volume,
  • The Appearance of Civilization, 1950
  • India and its Neighbors, 1951
  • Japan, 1951
  • The Heritage of Middle Ages, 1967

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiredu, Kwasi C.; William E. Abraham; Abiola Irele; Ifeanyi Menkiti (2004). A Companion to African Philosophy. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 0-631-20751-1, ISBN 978-0-631-20751-1. 

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