Prof. Dr. Anton Friedrich Koch was born in 1952 in Giessen, Germany. He studied philosophy and German language and literature at the Universität Heidelberg where he has served as professor of Philosophy since 2009.
Prior to his current position, Koch taught at the Universität München as an assistant professor from 1982–1991 and then as a professor at the Universität Halle-Wittenberg in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, from 1991–1996. He taught (and was Dean for two years) at the Universität Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg from 1996-2008.
Since 2008, Koch has been a member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften , the Academy of Sciences and Humanities of the Land Baden-Württemberg.
Koch was a visiting professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. He was also a visiting professor at Ren Min University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai, China in 2012. In the spring of 2013 and spring of 2014 he was a visiting professor at Huaqiao University in Xiamen, China.
Koch resides in Heidelberg and in Tübingen, Germany.