Manuel KnollManuel Andreas Knoll (born 19 November 1964 in Munich) is a contemporary German scholar and professor of Philosophy at Istanbul Şehir University. His work focusses on ancient, modern and contemporary Political Philosophy and Ethics, especially on ancient and contemporary theories of justice.
Knoll studied Philosophy, Political Science and History at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he also received his doctorate in 2000 for a work on Theodor W. Adorno.
In 2008 he acquired his Habilitation and venia legendi for Political Theory and Philosophy. His Habilitationsschrift examined Aristotle's views on social and political justice and includes an extensive critique of Martha Nussbaum's social democratic interpretation of Aristotle. He currently lives and teaches in Istanbul and Munich.
His 2011 essay defending the unity of Aristotle's Politics sparked a controversy with Eckart Schütrumpf, a scholar supporting developmentalist views. The contentious essays debating the topic were published in Zeitschrift für Politik.
Since 2013 he is a member of the [http://www.institutolucioanneoseneca.com/index.php/es/ Research Institute "Lucio Anneo Séneca"], Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
June 18 2016 he received the Colletti Award (Premio Lucio Colletti) for outstanding work in the field of philosophy on Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. Provided by Wikipedia