The international bestseller that takes you on a journey through your mind and gives you the answers to the big philosophical questions
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.
‘It really is a journey through the mind and a wonderful introduction to the history of philosophy and also the current research into the brain. Entertaining and informative.’
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‘Precht's rhetorically fine train of thought ranges beyond a spirit of the time and traverses its own limits. He poses systematic questions pertaining to everyday life. He casts a net of philosophical insights, scientific discoveries, and political events that broadens the perspective of the total human phenomenon.’
West German Broadcasting (WDR)
‘When you read this book, you've taken the first step on the way towards happiness ... This book is indispensable.’
Elke Heidenreich, Lesen!