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Richard David Precht

Philosopher, Publicist and Author

Richard David Precht, born in 1964, is a philosopher, publicist and author and one of the most distinguished intellectuals in the German-speaking world. He is honorary professor of philosophy at Leuphana University Lüneburg and honorary professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. His books such as "Who am I - and if so, how many? ", "Love - a messy feeling" and "The art of not being an egoist" are international bestsellers and have been translated into a total of more than 40 languages. Most recently, " Artificial Intelligence and the Meaning of Life", "Hunters, Shepherds, Critics" and "Be Yourself" were published. In his current book "Von der Pflicht" (Goldmann Verlag), he deals with the question of what duties the welfare and provision state has towards its citizens - and vice versa. Since 2012 he has hosted the philosophy programme "Precht" on ZDF.

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