Biography

Arthur Hyman is a Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University. He was Dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School until 2008, succeeded by David Berger. He has taught philosophy at Yeshiva University for 40 years. He has also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Yale University, Columbia University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Hyman’s books and articles on medieval Jewish philosophy have been published worldwide; most noteworthy are his collections of essays on medieval Jewish, Christian, and Islamic philosophy, and his critical edition of Averroes. Hyman has made major contributions in medieval Jewish scholarship and Jewish studies. Hyman served as president of both the American Academy for Jewish Research and the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Jewish Studies.

Hyman’s publications include four volumes of Maimonidean Studies, which he edited, a critical edition of the Hebrew text and an English translation of Averroes’ De Substantia Orbis, and Essays in Medieval Jewish and Islamic Philosophy, which he edited while contributing an essay. He also co-edited the Salo W. Baron Jubilee Volumes and the Harry A. Wolfson Jubilee Volume and co-authored Philosophy in the Middle Ages: The Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions. Hyman's articles include “Maimonide, partisan du libre arbitre ou déterministe?” in Actes du Colloque Maïmonide, “Averroes’ Theory of the Intellect and the Ancient Commentators,” in Averroes and the Aristotelian Tradition, “Spinoza on Possibility and Contingency,” in Meetings of the Minds: The Relations between Medieval and Classical Modern European Philosophy, and “Medieval Jewish Philosophy as Philosophy, as Exegesis, and as Polemic,” in Miscellanea Mediaevalia.