How to incorporate philosophy into our daily lives.German Philosopher, called an Icon of Modern German Philosophy
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A Philosophy for Life
Our daily life that repeats day in and day out. This is where we actually live. This is where the human experience occurs, and this is where the big questions about life arise.
“What is love?” “What is death?” “Why do we work?” “Why is life full of pain?” Are there answers to these questions we come across so many times in our lives?
Richard David Precht, called 'an icon of modern German philosophers,' says, “There is no answer to philosophical questions.”
Then why do we learn philosophy? And what for? Precht warns that philosophy shouldn’t be confused with self-help books that claim to give us all the answers. Philosophy is a never-ending dialogue with oneself, watching our everyday life, determining what meaning everyday life has, and deciding how we should look at our daily existence. Thus, philosophy lets us discover the purpose and abundance of life. Precht clearly explains philosophy through various lenses, such as history, biology, and culture, using concrete facts, not vague words and reason. In Richard David Precht’s six-part lecture series on GREAT MINDS, we’ll uncover the philosophy hidden in our daily lives.
Richard David Precht
German philosopher Host of the TV Show “Precht” on ZDF, Germany’s national public television channel Author of multiple bestselling books ‘Wer Bin Ich’, over one million copies sold, published in 40 languages ‘Die Geschichte der Philosophie’ (series), 350,000 copies sold ‘Jaeger, Hirten, Kritiker’, 230,000 copies sold ‘Von der Pflicht’, 140,000 copies sold
Richard David Precht is a German philosopher who studied philosophy, culture, and art at the University of Cologne. He is called "an icon of modern German philosophy" for his knowledge, ability to reason, and carefully crafted arguments.
Precht has been writing columns in magazines and newspapers and hosting a philosophy-based talk show on Germany’s ZDF for more than 10 years. His first popular philosophy book, titled Wer Bin Ich, sold one million copies in more than 40 languages. His Geschichte der Philosophie series sold 350,000 copies. Jaeger, Hirten, Kritiker sold over 230,000 copies and become an Amazon bestseller. Lowering the threshold of understanding philosophy with his writings and appearances in various media, Precht is very active as a unique intellectual and philosopher who garners much respect around the world.
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