Author(s): Richard David Precht
The international bestseller that takes you on a journey
through your mind and gives you the answers to the big philosophical
There are many books about philosophy, but Who Am I? And If So, How Many?
is different from the rest. Never before has anyone introduced readers
so expertly and, at the same time, so lightheartedly and elegantly to
the big philosophical questions.
Drawing on neuroscience, psychology, history, and even pop culture,
Richard David Precht deftly elucidates the questions at the heart of
human existence — What is truth? Does life have meaning? Why should I be
good? — and presents them in concise, witty, and engaging prose. The
result is an exhilarating journey through the history of philosophy and a
wonderfully accessible introduction to current research on the brain.
Both instructive and entertaining, Who Am I? And If So, How Many? is an essential resource for how we think and live.
Richard David Precht was born in 1964, studied philosophy, history of art, and German language and literature. He has been writing as a journalist on cultural, media, philosophical and ethical topics for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeltung, Die Zelt and Literaturen since 1995. He also does features for various radio stations on social policy and matters concerning practical ethics. Richard David Precht lives as a philosopher, journalist and author in Luxembourg.