Arthur Hyman is Dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School and Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University. Previously Professor Hyman had been University Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University from 1972 to 1991, Professor of Philosophy from 1967 to 1972, and Associate Professor from 1961 to 1967. Prior to coming to Yeshiva, Professor Hyman had taught at Dropsie University and at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received an MHL from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1955, a PhD in 1953 and an MA in 1947 from Harvard University, and a BA from St. John’s College, Maryland, in 1944.
He has been Visiting Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, in 1969-1970, and at Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, in the summer of 1970. He has also been Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, the University of California, San Diego, Yale University, and The Catholic University of America, as well as the Lady Davis Visiting Professor at Hebrew University.
Professor Hyman has received honorary degrees from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1994 and from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1987. He received the Award for Textual Studies from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture in 1999. He has served on the executive committee and as president of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research in 1968 and served as its president from 1992 to 1996.
Professor 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 has also edited with others the Salo W. Baron Jubilee Volume and the Harry A. Wolfson Jubilee Volume and coauthored Philosophy in the Middle Ages: The Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions. Among the most recent of his thirty some articles there are: “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.