Richard David Precht

German philosopher and author

Richard David Precht (born 8 December 1964) is a German writer who has become especially well-known as an author of successful popular science books about philosophical issues.

Richard David Precht in 2009


  • Learning and enjoyment are the secret to a fulfilled life. Learning without enjoyment wears you down, enjoyment without learning dulls you.
    • Quote translated from his German book: Wer bin ich – und wenn ja, wie viele? Eine philosophische Reise, Goldmann, München 2007, ISBN 3-442-31143-8
  • Love is not a feeling but rather a conscious state.
    • Quote translated from ZDF-Nachtstudio

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