Prof. Dr. Manuel Knoll earned a PhD in Philosophy, Political Science and History from the University of Munich in 2000. In 2008 he achieved his habilitation and venia legendi in Political Theory and Philosophy. After lecturing at the University of Munich  and at the Munich School of Political Science since 1998, he became a Professor of Philosophy at Fatih University, Istanbul, in 2011.


In 2013 he became a member of Instituto "Lucio Anneo Séneca", Madrid.

In 2015 he became a Professor of Philosophy at Istanbul Şehir University, Istanbul.

His main research and lecturing interests are Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy and Ethics, in particular Ancient and Contemporary Theories of Justice, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Rawls and Michael Walzer, Social Philosophy and Critical Theory, Ancient Greek Philosophy.

His books include:

He publishes regularly in various philosophy journals (see Publications) and he is a co-publisher of the biannual journal Widerspruch.


Prof. Dr. Manuel Knoll is available to be engaged for lectures and seminars in German, English, Italian and French.