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Honorary professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sciences of Art


Richard David Precht has been an honorary professor at Leuphana since 2011 and in this role is primarily concerned with communicating philosophical content to a broader public. He plays a leading role in the development of new formats for interaction between the university and society and has been co-responsible for the Utopia Conferences at Leuphana since 2018.

Richard David Precht studied philosophy, German studies and art history at the University of Cologne. There he worked as a research assistant in a cognitive science research project from 1991 to 1995. In his dissertation, he examined the central impact structures of Robert Musil's "The Man Without Qualities". Precht taught at the Universities of Cologne and Luxembourg and gave lectures at numerous other universities. Stays abroad have taken him to the USA and the Philippines. Since 1995, Precht has worked for almost all major national German newspapers and various other media, most recently, for example, with his own programme PRECHT on ZDF. Detailed information on his current media presence can be found on his private homepage.


Recent monographs

Die vierte Gewalt – Wie Mehrheitsmeinung gemacht wird, auch wenn sie keine ist.
Precht, Richard D, Harald Welzer, 2022, Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer

Freiheit für alle. Das Ende der Arbeit wie wir sie kannten.
Precht, Richard D., 2022, München: Goldmann

Von der Pflicht – Eine Betrachtung.
Precht, Richard D., 2021, München: Goldmann

Sei du selbst. Eine Geschichte der Philosophie 3.
Precht, Richard D., 2019, München: Goldmann

Künstliche Intelligenz und der Sinn des Lebens: Ein Essay.
Precht, Richard D., 2019, München: Goldmann

Jäger, Hirten, Kritiker. Eine Utopie für die digitale Gesellschaft.
Precht, Richard D., 2018, München: Goldmann

Erkenne dich selbst, Geschichte der Philosophie 2.
Precht, Richard D., 2017, München: Goldmann

Tiere denken. Vom Recht der Tiere und den Grenzen des Menschen.
Precht, Richard D., 2016, München: Goldmann

Erkenne die Welt, Geschichte der Philosophie 1.
Precht, Richard D., 2015, München: Goldmann