Please post some comments on the readings and everybody should post at least 5 questions for Mary Adams, our guest speaker on Monday. Please get these up by Sunday night.
Suggestions: Note the medium that extends from the outer cosmos to the terrestrial domain that is described in Walker’s chapters on Ficino. Recall our readings on perception and Aristotelian sensory theory and Galen and all that? Can you come up with any analogies for astrology in modern scientific or even non-scientific thought? How is astrology in line with Judeo/Christian/Islamic monotheism and how is it not? Imagine arguments from both sides of this divide. What is the role of metaphor and/or sympathy? Name a few of the simplest, most basic examples of astrological effects here on earth? Can you imagine a way to reformulate astrology into a modern physical framework? Geocentricism and Heliocentricism: does it really matter? Why or why not?