Bernd Goebel

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Bernd Goebel (born December 31, 1967 in Fulda ) is a German philosopher , historian , theologian and author .


After graduating from high school in 1986 , he studied philosophy , Catholic theology , history and religious studies in Fulda , at the University of Würzburg , Oxford University and the University of Bonn as well as at the École Normale Supérieure in Fontenay-St. Cloud near Paris . In 1992 he obtained a diploma in theology, in 1993 a Magister Artium in philosophy and in 1994 a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies in anthropology and the history of religion .

His doctorate as Dr. phil. took place in 1999 at the University of Bonn in cooperation with the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) in Paris with the work Rectitudo: Truth and Freedom with Anselm von Canterbury; a philosophical examination of his approach . He then worked until 2002 as a scientific assistant to Vittorio Hösle and Gerhard Kruip at the Research Institute for Philosophy in Hanover . He held teaching positions at the Catholic University of Lille , the University of Hildesheim and the Faculty of Theology in Fulda and was visiting professor of philosophy at EPHE in Paris in 2001 and at the University of Notre Dame from 2002 to 2003 . In Notre Dame he was also a Fellow of the Erasmus Institute.

In 2003 Goebel accepted a call to the Fulda Theological Faculty where he held the chair for philosophy and the history of philosophy. In 2007 he was a visiting fellow at Magdalen College , Oxford, and in 2008 a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Durham . In 2012 he was appointed visiting professor at EPHE. In 2017 he was a visiting fellow at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He is a board member of the International Association for Anselm Studies and the Board of Trustees of the Anselm von Canterbury Foundation Beuron and co-editor of Anselm Studies and Texts.


  • Hector Zagal, José Galindo: Ethics for Young People. Reclam, Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 978-3-15-018093-8 (translator).
  • Rectitudo. Truth and Freedom with Anselm of Canterbury. Aschendorff, Münster 2001, ISBN 978-3-402-04007-2 .
  • Sustainability in ecology. Paths to a sustainable world. CH Beck, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-406-47561-2 (editor, together with Luca Di Blasi and Vittorio Hösle ).
  • A moral policy? Vittorio Hösles Political Ethics in Discussion. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2001, ISBN 3-8260-2118-5 (editor, together with Manfred Wetzel).
  • Vittorio Hösle, L'idéalisme objectif. Paris, Les éditions du Cerf, 2001, ISBN 2-204-06598-6 (translator, together with Stéphanie Costa and Jacob Schmutz).
  • Genetic Engineering and the Future of Human Dignity. LIT, Münster 2003, ISBN 3-8258-5749-2 (editor, together with Gerhard Kruip ).
  • Problems of naturalism. Philosophical contributions. Mentis, Paderborn 2005, ISBN 3-89785-243-8 (editor, together with Anna Maria Hauk and Gerhard Kruip ).
  • Let's gamble away the legacy of St. Boniface? Theological considerations on the occasion of the 1250th anniversary of his death. Josef Knecht, Frankfurt am Main 2005, ISBN 3-7820-0886-3 (together with Andreas Odenthal , Jörg Disse and Richard Hartmann ).
  • Critique of Postmodern Reason. About Derrida, Foucault, and other contemporary thinkers. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 2007, ISBN 978-3-534-20486-1 (editor, together with Fernando Suárez Müller).
  • Augustine, De natura boni / The nature of the good; Contra Secundinum / Against Secundinus. , Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn 2010, ISBN 978-3-506-76346-4 (editor and translator, together with Brigitte Berges, Friedrich Hermanni and Mirjam Kudella).
  • God and the question of happiness. Anthropological and ethical perspectives. Josef Knecht, Frankfurt am Main 2010, ISBN 978-3-7820-0920-1 (editor, together with Jörg Disse ).
  • Olivier Boulnois, Duns Scotus. The logic of love. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2014, ISBN 978-3-17-022952-5 (translator, together with Thomas Möllenbeck and Anja Solbach).
  • Alfred Cyril Ewing: Ethics. An introduction. Felix Meiner, Hamburg 2014, ISBN 978-3-7873-2470-5 (editor and translator).
  • Ralph von Battle, Dialogues on Philosophical Theology. Herder, Freiburg i.Br. 2015, ISBN 978-3-451-34041-3 (editor, together with Samu Niskanen and Sigbjörn Sönnesyn; translator).
  • In the vicinity of Anselm. Biographical and bibliographical portraits of authors from Le Bec and Canterbury. Echter, Würzburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-429-04381-0 .
  • Sulfur, water, matter. Zapata determined. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-8260-6317-6 .

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c article "New Professors GOEBEL and WÄCHTER at the Theological Faculty" on of July 31, 2003 (as of February 5, 2014)
  2. ↑ Data set of the dissertation on (as of February 5, 2014)
  3. Goebel page on (as of February 5, 2015)
  4. Foundation Board at (as of February 5, 2014)