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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
405 30 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 412 55 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

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

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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