Benjamin studied philosophy in Hamburg, Oxford, and Geneva. From 2003 to 2007 he was employed as an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. Since 2008, he has been the director of Phlox, at first at the Humboldt-Unviersität zu Berlin, since 2011 at the University of Hamburg.
Benjamin works primarily on metaphysics and the philosophy of language and logic. His research interests also include the history of analytic philosophy (in particular the philosophy of Bernard Bolzano), as well as the philosophy of action and free will.
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