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Precht, Richard David

(Philosopher, Author, TV Host and Honorary Professor)

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 an honorary professor of philosophy at Leuphana University Lüneburg and an honorary professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. In his current book, “Artificial Intelligence and the Meaning of Life” (Goldmann Verlag), he addresses the most important questions surrounding the topic of artificial intelligence, while also incorporating the profound social changes brought about by the current crisis. Since 2012, he has hosted the philosophy program “Precht” on ZDF and, since September 2021, can be heard on the podcast “Lanz & Precht” together with Markus Lanz.