Academic Staff
PROF. MANUEL KNOLL
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Manuel Knoll earned a PhD in Philosophy, Political Science and History from the University of Munich in 2000. Since 1998 he has been lecturing at the University of Munich and at the Munich School of Political Science. In 2008 he achieved his habilitation and venia legendi in Political Theory and Philosophy. From 2011-2013 has was a Professor of Philosophy at Fatih University, İstanbul. In 2013 he became a member of Instituto "Lucio Anneo Séneca", Madrid. In 2015 he became a Professor of Philosophy at İstanbul Şehir University, İstanbul. 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.

Educational Information

University, UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, ,
Graduate School, UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, ,
Doctorate, UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, ,

Field Of Interest

Publications

Article


Knoll M. (2019). Machiavelli’s Consequentialist Ethics of Responsibility, upcoming, History of Political Thought (4/2019)

Knoll M. (2019). Michael Walzer’s Republican Theory of Distributive Justice: “Complex Equality” as Equal Freedom from Domination, Croatian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. XIX, No. 55, 2019, pp. 81–98.
Knoll M. (2018). Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem and Great Politics: The Continued Research Interest in his Political Thought,  Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung (Nietzsche Studien 47),  pp. 473–487.
Knoll M. (2018). Machiavellis realistisches Menschenbild und seine Rechtfertigung des Staats, Philosophy and Society (Filozofija i drustvo), 2/2018, Vol. 29, pp. 182–201.
Knoll M. (2018). La giustizia distributiva tra Platone e Aristotele”, trans. Valeria Carlino and Giulia Gerbi, ΠHΓH/FONS. Revista electrónica de estudios sobre la civilización clásica y su receptión (OJS, www.uc3m.es/pege), Vol. III, pp. 21–30.
Knoll M. (2018). Martha C. Nussbaum. Ein Portrait, Information Philosophie, 1/2018, pp. 28–37.
Knoll M. (2017). Aristóteles y el pensamiento político aristocrático, transl. by Renato Cristi, in: Revista de Filosofía (Universidad de Chile), Vol. 73, pp. 87–106. 
Knoll M. (2016). Gli uomini sono uguali o diversi e cosa ne segue per la società e la politica? Una presa di posizione personale, transl. by Piero Trupia, ArteScienza, No. 6, Dec. 2016, pp. 252–255.
Knoll M. (2016). Riguardo al Pluralismo del diritto. La concezione della giustizia di Platone e Aristotele e l’egualitarismo contemporaneo, transl. by Valeria Carlino and Giulia Gerbi, ArteScienza, No. 6, Dec. 2016, pp. 163–207.
Knoll M. (2016). The Meaning of Distributive Justice for Aristotle's Theory of Constitutions,  Pege/Fons. Journal ed. by the Institute of Classical Studies "Lucio Anneo Séneca"(ILAS) of the Carlos III University of Madrid, I (2016), pp. 57-97.
Knoll M. (2015). Martha Nussbaum und Aristoteles. Ist der "capabilities approach" ein aristotelischer Ansatz?, Archives for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 1/2015, pp. 32-51.
Knoll M. (2014). To Philosophize or Not to Philosophize?, Sofia Philosophical Review, No. 2, Vol. VIII, 2014, pp. 96-105.
Knoll M. (2014). Mehrheitsentscheidung und Demokratie, Deliberation, Knowledge, Ethic – Forum for Deliberative Culture, Vol. 25/2014, n. 3, pp. 441–443.
Knoll M. (2014) How Aristotelian is Martha Nussbaum's "Aristotelian Social Democracy?", iRivista di Filosofia, 2/2014, pp. 207-222.
Knoll M. (2013). An interpretation of Rawls’s difference principle as the principle of the welfare state, Sofia Philosophical Review, No. 2, Vol. VII, 2013, pp. 5–33.

Knoll M. (2011) Die „Politik“ des Aristoteles – eine unitarische Interpretation, in: Zeitschrift für Politik (ZfP), 2/2011, pp. 123–147.

Knoll M. (2011). Die “Politik” des Aristoteles – Aufsatzsammlung oder einheitliches Werk? Replik auf Eckart Schütrumpfs Erwiderung in: Zeitschrift für Politik (ZfP), 4/2011, pp. 410–423.
Knoll M. (2011) Das Verhältnis von Elite und Gleichheit in Michael Walzers Gerechtigkeitstheorie, in: Widerspruch. Münchner Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 53,  pp. 35–54.
Knoll M. (2010) Die distributive Gerechtigkeit bei Platon und Aristoteles, in: Zeitschrift für Politik (ZfP), 1/2010, pp. 3-30.
Knoll M. (2009). Nietzsches Begriff der sozialen Gerechtigkeit,  Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung (Nietzsche Studien 38), pp. 156–181.
Knoll M. (2008). Ansätze zu einem neuen ökonomischen Denken bei Martha C. Nusssbaum , Widerspruch. Münchner Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 47, pp. 71–88.
Knoll M. (2003). Die Grenzen des Westens. Eine Kritik an Samuel P. Huntingtons Konzeption von kultureller Identität, in: Widerspruch. Münchner Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 40, pp. 11–25.
Knoll M. (2003). Die konservative Verantwortungsethik des Humanisten Niccolò Machiavelli,  Jahrbuch Politisches Denken, pp. 94–116.
Knoll M. (2002) Lyotards Diagnose der postmodernen Situation, in: Concordia. Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 42, pp. 3–23.
Knoll M. (2002). Ansätze zu einer Genealogie des modernen Subjekts in Michel Foucaults "Der Wille zum Wissen", in: Widerspruch. Münchner Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 38, pp. 82–94.
Knoll M. (2001). Perspektiven postnationaler Demokratie in Europa, Widerspruch. Münchner Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 36, pp. 9–32.
Knoll M. (1998) Globalisierung als Entwicklungslogik eines Systems. Die Aktualität der ökonomischen Theorie von Karl Marx (gemeinsam mit R. Jellen, M. Neeser, B. Schindelbeck und S. Weicker), in: Widerspruch. Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Heft 31, pp. 11–34.

Book

Manuel Knoll (2017). Textbook Ancient Greek Philosophy Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
Manuel Knoll (2009). Aristokratische oder demokratische Gerechtigkeit? Die politische Philosophie des Aristoteles und Martha Nussbaums egalitaristische Rezeption, Munich: Wilhelm Fink Munich 
Manuel Knoll (2002). Theodor W. Adorno. Ethik als erste Philosophie, Munich: Wilhelm Fink

Edited book


Knoll. M., Snyder S. & Şimşek N. (Eds.) (2019). New Perspectives on Distributive Justice. Deep Disagreements, Pluralism, and the Problem of Consensus,  Berlin/Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 

Knoll M. & Lisi F. L. (Eds.) (2017). Platons Nomoi. Die politische Herrschaft von Vernunft und Gesetz, Vol. 100 of series “Staatsverständnisse” ed. by Rüdiger Voigt, Baden Baden: Nomos Verlag

Knoll M. & Spieker M. (Eds.) (2014).  Michael Walzer: Sphären der Gerechtigkeit. Ein kooperativer Kommentar (with a preface by Michael Walzer), series “Staatsdiskurse”, ed. by Rüdiger Voigt, Franz Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag.

Knoll M. & Stocker B. (Eds.) (2014). Nietzsche as Political Philosopher, Berlin/Boston: Walter De Gruyter.
Knoll M. & Saracino S. (Eds.) (2013). Das Staatsdenken der Renaissance – Vom gedachten zum erlebten Staat, series Staatsverständnisse ed. by Rüdiger Voigt, Baden Baden: Nomos Verlag.
Knoll M. & Saracino S. (Eds.) (2010). Niccolò Machiavelli – Die Geburt des Staates,  series Staatsdiskurse ed. by Rüdiger Voigt, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Projects

The Relation of Liberty and Equality in Michael Walzer’s Theory of Justice, Executer/supervisor/manager, Public Institutions, 01/01/2012 - 06/20/2012
How Aristotelian is Martha Nussbaum’s Capabilities, Researcher, Public Institutions, 01/08/2012 - 06/12/2012
Understanding Justice: The Welfare State in Turkey, Researcher, Public Institutions, 02/05/2012 - 07/15/2012

Thesis Supervised

PhD Dissertation

Georg Fichtner, Die gerechtigkeitstheoretischen Grundlagen der politischen Begriffe „links“ und „rechts“, University of Munich, 07/05/2012

Master's Thesis

Gönül Sakar, John Rawls’s difference principle and Robert Nozick’s critique, Fatih University, 05/17/2013
Nurdane Şimşek, The influence of the human rights tradition in John Rawls’s first principle of justice, Fatih University, 08/02/2012
Benedikt Warmbrunn, Die Radikalisierung der liberalen Idee durch Milton Friedman, University of Munich, 06/01/2011
Heidemarie Schumacher, : Martha C. Nussbaum – Kommunitaristin oder Liberalistin?, Munich School of Political Science, 05/26/2011
Max Lindner, Der Fähigkeiten-Ansatz von Amartya Sen und Martha Nussbaum im Vergleich, University of Munich, 01/21/2011
Sören Niedringhaus, Das Verhältnis von Vertragstheorie und Kohärenztheorie in John Rawls Theorie der Gerechtigkeit, University of Munich, 02/25/2010

Awards

Awards

Premio Lucio Colletti, Premio Lucio Colletti, awarded in the area of Philosophy, Rome, Capitoline Hill, 06/18/2016

Experience

İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi, Profesör, 09/05/2016 - Continue
Boğaziçi University, Visiting Professor, 09/06/2013 - 06/19/2014
Fatih University, Professor, 09/01/2011 - 08/01/2013
University of Munich, Lecturer in Political Theory and Philosophy at Geschwister-Scholl-Institut for Political Science of the University of Munich, 09/16/1999 - 09/01/2000
School for Public Policy at Technical University of Munich, Lecturer in Political Theory at the Munich School of Political Science, 09/10/1998 - 09/08/1999
Geschwister-Scholl-Institut for Political Science of the University of Munich, Tutor in Political Theory and Philosophy, 11/12/1997 - 09/10/1998