Sadiq Jalal al-Azm, Syrian philosopher and academician, Died at 82


Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm was born in 1934, and died on December 11, 2016.

He was a Syrian philosopher and academician.

He was a Professor Emeritus of Modern European Philosophy at the University of Damascus in Syria and was, until 2007, a visiting professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

So far, Sadiq main area of specialization has been the work of German philosopher Immanuel Kant, but he now places a greater emphasis upon the Islamic world and its relationship to the West, evidenced by his contribution to the discourse of Orientalism.

He was also known as a human rights advocate and a champion of intellectual freedom and free speech.

Sadiq Jalal al-Azm passed away at 82 years old.