Philosophy is the art of life. We reach this charming sentence when we analyze philosopher's experiences and thoughts over centuries in an attempt to delineate what is the study of philosophy. This is Because philosophy proposes with clarity all the exciting and difficult questions that ever came to human mind in all stages of life, as if he is arguing: what is reality?, what is wrong?, what is truth?, where did we come from?, Where are we going? What is the relationship between the universe and human existence?, What is the purpose of nature?, Why were humans created?, And what is the meaning of truth?...etc. This is because philosophy presents different answers for these questions deliberately reflecting the diversity of our minds and way of thinking. This is because philosophy uses in its answers all the powers of human knowledge. Hence, it's a fertile studying field, that carries you from metaphysics to philosophy of arts and morals, from philosophy of old ages and middle ages(Islamic and Christian) to the modern philosophical concepts, from philosophy of politics and history to logic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mathematics and natural sciences including their research methods.

Philosophy now is even more tied to our daily life problems in all its aspects; the social, the scientific,the economical and the political. And with its developmental methods, thoughtful visions, comprehensive views and accurate analysis, it allows the human, the thinker, the scientist and the artist to present his solution to a problem under research in a logical way that pays attention to clarity of inputs to reach correct solutions and outputs…philosophy is indeed the art of life.



The department of philosophy is by far one of the most infeluential departments of all the departments of humanity. These departments are part of an integrated system that strives to achieve educational outputs that are able to participate in national growth programs, to face society problems and hold its cultural background. In addition, we prepare them to have the ability to find connections between the foreign cultures and the Arab culture without negatively affecting national and cultural identity.

In response to current educational developments and needs in various fields, the College endeavored to develop its scientific capabilities, programs and study plans, which led to the development of the internal regulations law (650) of the Faculty of Arts, Menoufia University. According to this law (currently in action), we divide the study in the Department of Philosophy into two branches:

- The General Division;

- The Political Philosophy Division (starting from the third grade).



The Department also teaches some specific courses in other departments of the faculty, as well as the Faculty of Education in Shebin El-Kom, and the Faculty of Education in Sadat City. As the process of development is unlimited, keeping pace with the international breakthroughs in the field of higher education and the university's plans to improve the quality of educational performance, the Department of Philosophy has completed its development plan for graduate programs in accordance with the credit hours system.

Currently the department of philosophy has the following Postgraduate Programs:


- Bachelor of Arts (General Philosophy) & (Political Philosophy).


- BA in Philosophical and Future Studies (Open Education)


- Qualification Diploma in specializations:

- Islamic Thought.
- Political Thought.
- History and Philosophy of Science.


- Masters and PhD degrees in the following disciplines:

- Islamic Philosophy.
- Greek Philosophy.
- Modern and contemporary philosophy.
- Philosophy of Science.
- Philosophy of Politics.



Department Heads Since its Inception



Prof. Dr. Atif Al-Iraqi



Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Mostafa Ghonaima



Prof. Dr. Zainab Afifi Shaker




Prof. Dr. Salah Osman (Currently)