Ibrahim Abu Hashhash translates influential European philosophy book into Arabic

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Birzeit professor incorporates Ideas and concepts of ‘The Philosophy of the Enlightenment’ into the Arabic language

Dr. Ibrahim Abu Hashhash, a professor of modern Arabic literature at Birzeit University, has translated Ernst Cassirer’s “The Philosophy of the Enlightenment,” one of the most influential books on the history of enlightenment philosophy.

“The German-American philosopher Ernst Cassirer investigated the dialectic relationship between politics and morals through the formation and variables of power structures. He was one of the foremost European intellectuals who immigrated to the United States in the interwar period because of his objections to the extremism that pervaded that era,” said Abu Hashhash, noting Cassirer’s eminence and the importance of his works.

Abu Hashhash earned his Ph.D. in Arabic literature from Berlin University and released a number of research papers on modern and comparative literature. In addition to translating various German books on thought and children’s literature into Arabic.