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Juhana Toivanen

Postdoctoral research fellow

Juhana Toivanen
Postdoctoral research fellow
juhana.toivanen@gu.se

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

About Juhana Toivanen

My research in R&R pertains to medieval Latin theories of the so-called internal senses, roughly between 1200 and 1350. I focus on the manifold ways in which the joint activity of the internal senses brings about a unified perceptual experience of the external world. I study medieval discussion from three interconnected perspectives: (1) metaphysical unity vs. plurality of the internal senses; (2) experiential unity in which the acts of various internal senses are brought together; and (3) functional unity between different cognitive processes, which makes the perceptual representation of external world a dynamic and complex whole.

My areas of specialty are medieval philosophical psychology and political philosophy. I defended my PhD on Peter Olivi’s theory of perception and the internal senses in 2009. Since then, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). I held an Erik Allardt fellowship at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in 2013. Between 2013–16 my main focus was on medieval political philosophy, which I studied in the context of my Academy of Finland postdoctoral research project Human Sociability in Medieval Philosophy. I spent the years 2010–12 as a visiting fellow at EHESS (Paris), and the autumn 2014 at the University of Cambridge.
 

Latest publications

The Fate of the Flying Man : Medieval Reception of Avicenna's Thought Experiment
Juhana Toivanen
Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy. Volume 3 / Robert Pasnau., Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Perceptual Self-Awareness in Seneca, Augustine, and Olivi
Juhana Toivanen
Journal of the History of Philosophy, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Perception and the Internal Senses
Juhana Toivanen
Leiden, Brill, Book 2013
Book

The Active Nature of the Soul in Sense Perception: Robert Kilwardby and Peter Olivi
José Filipe Silva, Juhana Toivanen
Vivarium, Journal article 2010
Journal article

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2015

The Fate of the Flying Man : Medieval Reception of Avicenna's Thought Experiment
Juhana Toivanen
Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy. Volume 3 / Robert Pasnau., Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

2013

Perceptual Self-Awareness in Seneca, Augustine, and Olivi
Juhana Toivanen
Journal of the History of Philosophy, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Perception and the Internal Senses
Juhana Toivanen
Leiden, Brill, Book 2013
Book

2010

The Active Nature of the Soul in Sense Perception: Robert Kilwardby and Peter Olivi
José Filipe Silva, Juhana Toivanen
Vivarium, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Showing 1 - 4 of 4

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