As a philosopher, publicist, and Author, Richard David Precht, born in 1964, is 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 more than 40 languages. Most recently, "Hunters, Shepherds, Critics", "Be Yourself", "Know Yourself" and "Know the World" were published. In his current book "Künstliche Intelligenz und der Sinn des Lebens" (Artificial Intelligence and the Meaning of Life, Goldmann Verlag), he deals with the most important questions surrounding the topic of artificial intelligence and also includes the profound social changes caused by the current crisis. Since 2012 he has been hosting the philosophy programme "Precht" on ZDF.