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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


Philosophy and Philology unit at 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 reception of Aristotle’s Parva naturalia. I focus especially on discussions concerning a philosophical challenge that Aristotle faces at the end of his De sensu et sensato: How is it possible to perceive several things simultaneously? I will edit a selection of questions pertaining to this issue from medieval commentaries from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and write an extensive doctrinal study on them as a contribution to a three-volume anthology that the project will produce. Being a part-time employee of the University of Gothenburg, the rest of my working hours for the project will be well spent in editorial work for the mentioned volumes.

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 Erik Allardt fellowship at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in 2013. From 2013¬ onwards I have been working on medieval political philosophy, which I currently study in the context of my Academy of Finland research fellow project Transforming the Political Animal (2018–22). I spent the years 2010–12 as a visiting fellow at EHESS (Paris), and the autumn 2014 at the University of Cambridge.

Forthcoming publications 2019-2020

Book chapters:

  • “Perceptual Errors in Late Medieval Philosophy,” in The Senses and the History of Philosophy, ed. B. Glenney & J.F. Silva (with J.F. Silva; Routledge, 2019).
  • “Estimation as a Social Sense,” in The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition: A Selection of Essays, ed. J. Fink & S. Mousavian (2019).
  • “Perceiving As: Non-Conceptual Forms of Perception in Medieval Philosophy.” In Theories of Perception in the Middle Ages, ed. E. Baltuta (Brill,  2019).
  • “Perceiving Many Things Simultaneously: Medieval Reception of an Aristotelian Problem,” in the Anthology, vol. 1 (see below).

Editions:

  • Critical edition of selection of questions from medieval commentaries on Aristotle's De sensu c. 7.

Edited works:

  • Anthology, vol. 1–3 (with C. Thomsen Thörnqvist): vol. 1: Sense Perception in the Aristotelian Tradition; vol. 2: Sleep and Dreams in the Aristotelian Tradition; vol. 3: Concept formation in the Aristotelian Tradition.
  • The Mechanisms of Sense Perception (with David Bennett)

 

Latest publications

Perceptual Experience: Assembling a Medieval Puzzle
Juhana Toivanen
Philosophy of mind in the early and high Middle Ages / edited by Margaret Cameron, London/New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Cognitive Dispositions in the Psychology of Peter John Olivi
Juhana Toivanen
The Ontology, Psychology and Axiology of Habits (Habitus) in Medieval Philosophy, ed. N. Faucher & M. Roques, Cham, Springer International Publishing , Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Marking the Boundaries: Animals in Medieval Latin Philosophy
Juhana Toivanen
Animals: A History, edited by P. Adamsson & F. Edwards, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Havaitseminen jonakin: teema ja sen keskiaikaiset muunnelmat
Juhana Toivanen
Havainto, ed. H. Laiho & M. Tuominen, Turku, University of Turku, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Entre la raison et la perception. La psychologie animale médiévale et la relation entre les humains et les animaux
Juhana Toivanen
La Restauration de la création: Quelle place pour les animaux? / Édité par Michele Cutino, Isabel Irribarren et Françoise Vinel, Leiden, Brill, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Peter John Olivi
Robert Pasnau, Juhana Toivanen
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), Stanford, Calif., Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Encyclopedia entry 2017
Encyclopedia entry

Peter Olivi on Political Power, Will, and Human Agency
Juhana Toivanen
Vivarium, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Insults, Humour, and Freedom of Speech
Juhana Toivanen, Jarno Hietalahti, Onni Hirvonen, Tero Vaaja
French Cultural Studies, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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2019

Perceptual Experience: Assembling a Medieval Puzzle
Juhana Toivanen
Philosophy of mind in the early and high Middle Ages / edited by Margaret Cameron, London/New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

2018

Cognitive Dispositions in the Psychology of Peter John Olivi
Juhana Toivanen
The Ontology, Psychology and Axiology of Habits (Habitus) in Medieval Philosophy, ed. N. Faucher & M. Roques, Cham, Springer International Publishing , Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Marking the Boundaries: Animals in Medieval Latin Philosophy
Juhana Toivanen
Animals: A History, edited by P. Adamsson & F. Edwards, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Havaitseminen jonakin: teema ja sen keskiaikaiset muunnelmat
Juhana Toivanen
Havainto, ed. H. Laiho & M. Tuominen, Turku, University of Turku, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Entre la raison et la perception. La psychologie animale médiévale et la relation entre les humains et les animaux
Juhana Toivanen
La Restauration de la création: Quelle place pour les animaux? / Édité par Michele Cutino, Isabel Irribarren et Françoise Vinel, Leiden, Brill, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

Peter John Olivi
Robert Pasnau, Juhana Toivanen
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), Stanford, Calif., Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Encyclopedia entry 2017
Encyclopedia entry

2016

Peter Olivi on Political Power, Will, and Human Agency
Juhana Toivanen
Vivarium, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Insults, Humour, and Freedom of Speech
Juhana Toivanen, Jarno Hietalahti, Onni Hirvonen, Tero Vaaja
French Cultural Studies, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 16

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