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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 editorsToivanen, Juhana

Parent publicationThe Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition

Parent publication editorsMousavian, Seyed N.; Fink, Jakob Leth



Journal or seriesStudies in the History of Philosophy of Mind



Publication year2020

Number in series22

Pages range115-136

Number of pages in the book171

PublisherSpringer International Publishing

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


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Publication channel open access

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.

KeywordsphilosophypsychologyMiddle AgesMedieval philosophysocial behaviourLatin literature

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