Sadiq al-`Azm is emeritus professor of Modern European Philosophy in the University of Damascus. During his career he taught, not only in Damascus and Beirut, but also at Harvard, Princeton and the University of Hamburg (visiting professor in 1998). In 1990/91 he was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, and Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. during 1992-93. In 2003, he lectured in Antwerp and in Amsterdam. He is winner of the Leopold-Lucas prize from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and the Erasmus Prize in 2004. Al-`Azm is the author of Kant's theory of time (1967); Selfcriticism after the Defeat (1968), and The Origins of Kant's Arguments in the Antinomies (1972).His books are translated to English, German, Dutch, Norwegian and Italian.