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Menachem Fisch

Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv University

Menachem Fisch is Joseph and Ceil Mazer Professor of History and Philosophy of Science emeritus, and Director of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies at Tel Aviv University. 

He is former President of the Israel Society for History and Philosophy of Science, and former Chair of the National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science at the Israel Academy of Science.

He has held visiting research positions at Queen’s College, Oxford, Trinity College, Cambridge, The Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Dibner Institute for Advanced Study in the History of Science and Technology, MIT, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Collegium Budapest, and the Frankfurt University, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften at Bad Homburg.

He has published widely on the history of 19th century British science and mathematics, on confirmation theory and rationality, on the theology of the talmudic literature, and the philosophy of talmudic legal reasoning. His current work explores the limits of normative self-criticism, the Talmud’s dispute of religiosity, the possibilities of articulating a pluralist political philosophy from within the assumptions of halakhic Judaism, and the historiography of scientific framework transitions.

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View from Within: Normativity and the Limits of Self-Criticism

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Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

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