Astrology and Human Judgement (discourse for Key Topic 4

Author: Dean, Dr. Geoffrey
Abstract: This discourse looks in detail at the judgment processes used by astrologers and their clients and concludes that by a few simple strategies, astrologers’ judgment abilities can be improved. Questions addressed are: How does belief in astrology arise? What judgment processes underlie chart interpretation? What judgment processes underlie the assessment of chart interpretation? The system of astrological correspondences that generations of astrologers have seen as completely valid could be completely false, in the same that the system of phrenological correspondences now known to be completely false was seen by generations of phrenologists as completely valid. The author concludes that, in short, there are many non-astrological reasons why astrology should be seen as valid, none of which require that astrology be true (this of course is not a problem peculiar to astrology.
Keywords: phrenology and astrology, judgment
Notes:Key topics focus on crucial issues in astrological research. KT1(Vol.13(1)) covers the scientific approach andits relevance to astrology: KT2 (Vol.14(2)) covers some philosophical problems of astrology: KT3 (Vol 15(1)) coveries theories of astrology.
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research Into Astrology
Issue: Volume 17 Issue 2
Dated: 1998/99
Pages: pages 24 – 71

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