#041 Storytelling With David Hume and Barry Lam

The Happier Hour/ Photo by Shot By Rod

The Happier Hour/ Photo by Shot By Rod

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.
— DAvid hume

When is fiction more important that fact? In this episode with Vassar philosophy professor and host of the Hi-Phi Nation podcast, Barry Lam, you’ll learn what the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume can teach us about the importance of emotions and storytelling in a polarized world. #TheHappier Hour

What is an assumption about your own legacy and what might be the origin of that desire?
— question of the episode


Barry Lam is the host and executive producer of the Hi-Phi Nation podcast on Slate, the first story-telling show about philosophy. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College, where he teaches courses on the theory of knowledge, philosophy of language, and philosophy and cognitive science. He also teaches narrative podcast production.