Prof. Michael Hurley lectures on ‘How to be Superstitious’
Lancaster University, 15 March 2023: Professor Hurley will address the Literature & Religion Reading Group. Modern society likes to think it is governed by entirely rational, evidence-based beliefs. But is this true? Or even desirable? Professor Hurley’s lecture explores the nature and counterintuitive value of ‘superstition’, as it finds epistemological respectability through the life and writings of Thomas Browne, John Henry Newman, and T. S. Eliot.