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The House of Philosophy, based in Fujairah, is an institution that seeks to spread philosophical awareness not only in the UAE but also in all countries of the Arab world. This was confirmed by Ahmed Al-Samahi, Director of the House of Philosophy. Scientific and administrative body and has immediate and future plans.
Al-Samahi continued: “We are preparing for a major conference that we will hold on the International Day of Philosophy, which falls on November 17. Under the title” Philosophy and the Present “, with the participation of a group of Arab and international philosophers.
Al-Samahi added: “With the creation of the state and the beginning of the renaissance of reconstruction and development of education, philosophy was present in the curricula of secondary education and in the faculties of art at UAE University, and it happened that a period came when philosophy was no longer present for many years, and then attention was drawn to the absence of philosophy as an important subject for rational thinking, so it was decided to re-teach philosophy, and the College of Arts and Humanities was established in Abu Dhabi, and the Department of Philosophy was opened in this college, under which the idea of establishing the House of Philosophy in the Emirate of Fujairah arose in 2021. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, the House of Philosophy was opened as a center of philosophical activity, and the first in the Arab Gulf states and the Arab world.
Al-Samahi explained: “One of the most prominent activities in the House of Philosophy is the issuance of philosophical books and pamphlets that contribute to the spread of philosophical consciousness, which cannot speak of enlightenment, modernity, humanity and tolerance without philosophical consciousness. And gives a series of philosophical lectures and publishes a quarterly magazine entitled “The House of Philosophy” to be a mouthpiece for Arab philosophers.
Regarding the achievements of the House of Philosophy so far, Ahmed Al-Samahi stated: “We have published 6 booklets to introduce medieval Arabic philosophy, namely Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, Ibn Bajjah, Ibn Tufail and Ibn Rushd.
We have translated 6 books, which are the philosophy of freedom, the philosophy of fear, the philosophy of fashion, the philosophy of boredom, the philosophy of the art of starving, the philosophy of the art of living. ”