Benedikt Strobel

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Benedikt Strobel (* 1979 in Stuttgart ) is a German philosopher, history of philosophy and university professor. His research focus is on Plato , Aristotle , Aristotelianism and Platonism of the imperial and late antiquity as well as analytical philosophy .


Strobel graduated from high school in 1998. From 1998 to 1999 he studied Latin and Greek at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich to become a teacher. From 1999 to 2000 he is doing a master's degree in philosophy, Greek and modern German literature at the Humboldt University in Berlin . From 2000 to 2003 he completed a master's degree in philosophy and Greek at the University of Heidelberg . His master's thesis was titled Plato's theory of ἀρχὴ ἀνυπόθετος. From 2003 to 2005 he completed a doctoral degree at the University of Bern . His entire study time was funded by the German National Academic Foundation. His dissertation was entitledThis (τόδε τι) and something like that (τοιόνδε). Investigations into the question of what kind of objects are platonic forms. From 2006 to 2009 he was a research assistant at the University of Würzburg . From the summer semester 2007 to the winter semester 2008/09 he taught at the Philosophical Seminar of the University of Göttingen . From 2009 to 2016 he was junior professor for the philosophy of antiquity at the University of Trier . In 2011 Strobel was elected a member of the Academia Platonica Septima Monasteriensis . From 2013 to 2014 Strobel was on leave of absence from the junior professorship to exercise a research grant from the Trebuth Foundation. Strobel has been a professor at Trier University since the summer semester of 2016.


  • "This" and "something like that". On the ontological classification of Platonic forms ( Hypomnemata , Vol. 168), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2007.
  • Proclus, Tria opuscula. Retroversion of Wilhelm von Moerbeke's translation with critical text comments ( Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca et Byzantina, Vol. 6), Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter 2014.

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