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Estimative Power as a Social Sense (2020)

Toivanen, J. (2020). Estimative Power as a Social Sense. In S. N. Mousavian, & J. L. Fink (Eds.), The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition (pp. 115-136). Springer International Publishing. Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind, 22. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33408-6_7

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All authors or editors: Toivanen, Juhana

Parent publication: The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition

Parent publication editors: Mousavian, Seyed N.; Fink, Jakob Leth

ISBN: 978-3-030-33407-9

eISBN: 978-3-030-33408-6

Journal or series: Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

ISSN: 1573-5834

eISSN: 2542-9922

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 22

Pages range: 115-136

Number of pages in the book: 171

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33408-6_7

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72425


The estimative power has been widely discussed in modern scholarly literature. This chapter complements the existing picture by analysing medieval Latin views concerning its role as the explanans of the social behaviour of humans and other animals. Although medieval authors rarely focus on this function, the chapter shows that the estimative power plays an important explanatory role both in philosophical psychology and political philosophy.

Keywords: philosophy; psychology; Middle Ages; Medieval philosophy; social behaviour; Latin literature

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Reporting Year: 2020

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