Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French, Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
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Fictions that Train your Brain
Why does Jane Austen play tricks on her readers? Why does Plato's Socrates make terrible arguments? Why does Mark's Jesus speak in parables? What if each of these storytellers were offering us a way to change our life?
Joshua Landy is a professor at Stanford University, where he teaches Comparative Literature. He has appeared on NPR's Forum, Philosophy Talk, and All Things Considered; his most recent book is How to Do Things With Fictions. He likes soccer, improvised theater, and pretty much anything that comes out of a French bakery.