The Rationality of Religious Dispute


Menachem Fisch is the Joseph and Ceil Mazer Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Chair of the Graduate School of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is also the Senior Fellow of the Kogod Center for the Renewal of Jewish Thought at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem. Trained in physics, philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science, Fisch has confronted epistemological questions and applied his answers to Jewish philosophy, integrating it into the larger discourse of religion and science. His work brings a creative combination of historical, philosophical, and critical insights to an analysis of Talmudic texts, thereby establishing a new and original understanding of rabbinic legal reasoning.