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To engage in philosophy is to ask questions about the possibility of knowledge, the nature of morality, the self and its place in the world, beauty and aesthetic experience, the meaning of religious experience, the justification and limits of power, and the purpose and meaning of philosophical inquiry itself.

Message From the Chair

To study Philosophy enhances one’s intellectual powers for both understanding and improving the world. It teaches the virtues of truthfulness in the face of lies and dissimulation, tolerance in the face of prejudice and bigotry and criticism in the face of dogmatism and ideology. The Department of Philosophy at Egypt’s 'global university' thus teaches its students to be truly 'global citizens'.

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The Study of Philosophy


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Philosophy: BA

The philosophy major stresses a firm grounding in both the history and the various fields of philosophy. Because of the ways in which the study of philosophy complements other disciplines, it is always good for a student to double-major in another discipline.
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Philosophy: MA

The Master of Arts in Philosophy at AUC gives students a unique opportunity to focus on both Islamic and European philosophy in the heart of a cultural and geographical crossroads where these traditions meet. Graduate students will be able to explore one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating cities while simultaneously examining a broad spectrum of philosophical traditions — Eastern and Western, Christian and Islamic.
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Learn about student activities, opportunities and read about the experience of philosophy students

Mohamed El-Shafei


Philosophy alumni have distinguished themselves in diverse professional fields. They have pursued graduate study both in Egypt and abroad, and have drawn on their study of philosophy in a wide variety of professions.


Meet our distinguished faculty members.

Academic Support

Department of Philosophy is available to support you and answer questions Sunday through Thursday 9 am- 3 pm.

For Student Inquiries and arranging zoom one to one meetings:

Dalia Gaafar 


Contact Us

AUC New Cairo
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall (HUSS), Room 1073
tel 20.2.2615.1601/3646