Menachem Fisch is Joseph and Ceil Mazer Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science, and Director of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies at Tel Aviv University, and Senior Fellow of the Goethe University Frankfurt's Forschungskolleg Humanwisseschaften, Bad Homburg
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 Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, 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 recent 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, the history and philosophy of scientific framework transitions, and the theo-political roots of Israel's reaction against political Zionism.
A volume dedicated to his work, entitled Menachem Fisch: The Rationality of Religious Dispute, was published as Vol. 18 of the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers, (eds. H. Samuelson-Tiroshi and A. W. Hughes), (Brill, 2016).
A special issue of Open Philosophy dedicated to his work, entitled Changing One's Mind: Philosophy, Religion And Science, (special editors Y. Schwartz, P. Franks, and C. Wiese) was published in 2020.
He is recepient of the Humboldt Research Prize (2016).
And was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Goethe University, Frankfurt in 2017
Menachem Fisch is Chair of the Cohn Institute’s Board and Academic Committee.