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Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud
This page is maintained in memory of the great Egyptian philosopher and inspirational writer the Late Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud. Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud authored and co-authored many important books in Arabic and English, wrote hundreds of influential articles in premier newspapers (such as Al-Ahram) and magazines, and led a movement of enlightenment in Egypt and the Arab World heralding rational thinking as its base and the formidable rigor of science as its methodology.
The State's Award of Appreciation:
Egyptian Award given to individuals in appreciation of a lifetime contribution and outstanding
intellectual achievement, 1975.
The State's Award of Encouragement:
Given to an Egyptian individual to recognize excellence demonstrated in a specific work. Bestowed upon Dr.
Zaky Naguib Mahmoud in 1960 for his book entitled Toward a Scientific Philosophy.
The Award of Arabic Culture:
In 1984 Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud was the fist recipient of this prestigious award, given by the Arab League
to a top thinker in the entire Arab World.
Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud received many degrees, among which are:
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of London, 1947.
An honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree was awarded by the American University in Cairo to Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud in 1985.
Many biographies have been written and numerous scholarly studies have been conducted on the life and impact of Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud on the intellectual life and thought of the Arab World and human society at large.
The following two books have been edited by Dr. Monira A. Helmy:
Several Master theses and Ph.D. dissertations about the life and contribution of Dr. Zaky Naguib Mahmoud have been successfully defended in a number of European countries as well as in the United States. These published volumes appear in several languages including English, Russian and Dutch.
The author of this page will be grateful to any individuals who can come forward with information on these sources. Once the citations are available they will be placed in the page and the contributor's name will be acknowledged (subject to approval, of course).
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This page is maintained by
Dr. Hosam M. Mahmoud,
Professor and Chairman
Department of Statistics
The George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
Contacts in Egypt:
Dr. Monira A. Helmy
Ein Shams University
Mrs. Moshira A. Mahmoud
6 Hassan Sabry Street
Telephone: +20 2 340 77 35
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