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Ahmed Barkawi

Ahmed Barkawi

Sector : Academic Figures, Law

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1950
  • Age: 72
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Ahmad Naseem Barqawi (April 29, 1950 - ) is a Syrian philosopher, university professor, thinker, critic, writer, researcher and poet of Palestinian parents. He was born in the Syrian town of Al-Hama to a family from the Palestinian city of Tulkarm.


its upbringing

Ahmed Nassim Barqawi was born on April 29, 1950 in the town of Al-Hama, west of Damascus, to a Palestinian family from the city of Tulkarm. His family had gone to Syria to spend time until the end of the 1948 war, and they eventually ended up as refugees.


his scientific life

Ahmed Al-Barqawi lived in Damascus and studied at its university and was the head of the philosophy department at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Damascus, as well as the vice president of the Arab Philosophical Union. In 1980 he obtained a master's degree, then a doctorate in philosophy from Saint Petersburg University, Russia. He worked as a lecturer at Damascus University before his appointment for two and a half years and then became a faculty member in 1983. He became head of the philosophy department in 1995 until 1999, and holds a professor's degree. He worked as a teacher and lecturer in several Syrian and Arab universities, participated in dozens of conferences and philosophical seminars, and had articles and studies in several Arab newspapers and magazines, and had a weekly column in the official Syrian newspaper Al-Thawra.


He participated in the Syrian events in 2011, and the decision to expel him from the university was issued on April 9, 2014 by Syrian Prime Minister Wael Al-Halqi and deprived him of his retirement rights. He now resides in Dubai.


Situations in his life

In early 1993, Barqawi met with Ali Salem al-Beidh, Secretary General of the Yemeni Socialist Party and President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen in the Yemeni city of Aden with a group of Arab professors, including Syrian Dr. Tayeb Tizini, Dr. Khader Zakaria, Sudanese Dr. Abd al-Salam Nour al-Din, Iraqi thinker Namir Mahdi al-Ani and Dr. The Sudanese Abdul Shafi Siddiq, who hosted them for a dinner at the Presidential House, accompanied by the President of the University of Aden at the time, Dr. Saleh Ali Basrah, to discuss Yemeni affairs at the Al-Ma’ashiq Palace, which is the palace overlooking the Gulf of Aden, where Dr. Al-Barqawi’s position was with reconciliation and the preservation of a united Yemen.


Another important situation was one day when the French philosopher Jacques Derrida was present in Cairo when Dr. Ahmed Barkawi was spending his sabbatical at Cairo University and they were brought together by a philosophical symposium where Jacques Derrida presented an invitation from the Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt and the French Cultural Center in Cairo. The symposium was titled Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction In it, Derrida spoke of his philosophical experience, and Dr. Ahmed Barkawi interviewed him with a high philosophical argument.


His writings

"General Philosophy", a university book, University Press, 1982.

An attempt at reading the Renaissance, 1986.

"The Arabs between Ideology and History", Damascus, Al-Ahali House, 1995.

"Introduction to Enlightenment (Secularism - State - Freedom)", Damascus, Maad Publishing House, 1996.

"Prisoners of Illusion", Damascus, Al-Ahali House, 1996.

"In Defense of the Nation and the Future", Damascus, Al-Ahali House, 1997.

"Ibn Rushd Contemporary", Damascus, Al-Ahali House, 1999.

"The Arabs and the Return of Philosophy", Damascus, Dar Tlass, 2000.

"Talassem Abu Madi", Beirut, Dar Al-Zakira, 2004.

"Philosophy of the Ego", Damascus, Dar Al-Takween, 2005.

"The Arabs and Secularism", Ramallah, 2005.

"The Cultural Issue in the Arab World and the Islamic World", in partnership with Radwan Al-Sayed, Dar Al-Maarifa, 2006.

"The Comedy of Human Existence", Damascus, Dar Al-Takween, 2009.

"Modern and Contemporary Arab Thought", Casablanca, 2015.

"Ontology of the Self", Arab Cultural Center, Casablanca - Beirut, 2015.

"The Socratic Lesson", in two parts, Dubai Book House, 2018.

"Atifa Philosophical", Believers Without Borders for Studies and Publishing, Casablanca, 2020.

His poetry collections

"Game of Life".


"Bastard Nuggets".




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