Philosophers of the Arabs
Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi (1922- 1993), a Moroccan philosopher, novelist and poet, known by his humanistic/Islamic view applied to his philosophy of personalism.
Lahbabi finished his secondary school in
Lahbabi was one of the founders
of the Union of Arab Writers of the
Under the influence of the philosophy of Henry Pergson and Emmanuel Mounier, Lahbabi tried to forge a philosophy based on an Islamic humanism, utilizing the personalist philosophy. Guided by the Qur'an and the traditional Islamic writings, Lahbabi analyzed the autonomy of the person, the personal consciousness, and the meaning of the individuality. In the end he tried to reconcile Western humanist thought with Arab/Islamic thought through personalism.
Lahbabi has written in a diverse fields, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction books on economics, politics, and literature and some of his writings were translated to many other languages. Some of the most important of his books are:
o De l'Être à la Personne "On personal being" (1954)
o Liberté ou Libération "Liberty of liberation" (1956)
o Du clos à l'ouvert (1961)
o Le Personnalisme Musulman "The Islamic Personalism" (1964)
o Le gouvernement marocain à l'aube de XXe siècle, "The Moroccan Goverment on the beginning of the 20th century (1968)
o La série L'Économie marocaine: Notions essentielles,"The series on the Moroccan: essentials of the nations" (1977)
o Les Fondements de l'économie marocaine, "The fundamentals of the Moroccan economy" (1977)
o Le Monde de demain: le Tiers-Monde accuse "The world of tomorrow: the third world challenges" (1980)
o Espoir vagabond (1972)