Juhana Toivanen

Henkilökunnan yhteystiedot saatavilla yliopiston yhteystietohausta.

ORCID-linkki: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2145-1252

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My main field of interest is medieval philosophy, especially philosophical psychology, political philosophy, and ethics. I have studied medieval views on psychological processes that are common to human beings and other animals—perception, imagination, memory and the like—and I am a specialist in the philosophy of a medieval philosopher and theologian, Peter Olivi (ca. 1248-98). In addition, I have published on medieval theories of self-awareness and on the embodied mind in medieval psychology.

My current research pertains to psychological, metaphysical, and ethical dimensions of the concept of ‘political animal’ in medieval and renaissance philosophy. I focus especially on commentaries on Aristotle's Politics written between 1250 and 1600, and my aim is to chart the philosophical transformations that brought about a new way of understanding the political and social nature of human beings. I am also acting as the PI of an Academy of Finland research project Vicious, Antisocial, and Sinful, which investigates the social and political dimension of moral vices from medieval to the early modern period.


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