On the Existentialism of Abdel Rahman Badawi and al-Jabri’s Critique: The Meaning of Nothingness and the Centrality of Time

This study explores the philosophical work of the Egyptian intellectual Abdel Rahman Badawi in order to uncover the meaning of the narratives of time and nothingness in his philosophy and in order to analyse the nature of the relationship between the two concepts. This relationship formed the main component governing the formation of his vision of the structure of existence as a whole. This study will be divided into three main sections. The first section will deal with Badawi's analysis of the problem of nothingness and its historical context, as well as the link between nothingness on the one hand and between the concepts of individuality and freedom on the other. The second section determines the composition of existence in his philosophy and the location of both time and nothingness. The third section will discuss the nature the criticism presented by the Moroccan thinker Mohammed Abed al-Jabri towards Badawi's method of placing European existential philosophy in the context of Arab thought.

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This study explores the philosophical work of the Egyptian intellectual Abdel Rahman Badawi in order to uncover the meaning of the narratives of time and nothingness in his philosophy and in order to analyse the nature of the relationship between the two concepts. This relationship formed the main component governing the formation of his vision of the structure of existence as a whole. This study will be divided into three main sections. The first section will deal with Badawi's analysis of the problem of nothingness and its historical context, as well as the link between nothingness on the one hand and between the concepts of individuality and freedom on the other. The second section determines the composition of existence in his philosophy and the location of both time and nothingness. The third section will discuss the nature the criticism presented by the Moroccan thinker Mohammed Abed al-Jabri towards Badawi's method of placing European existential philosophy in the context of Arab thought.

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