Advertisement

Estimative Power as a Social Sense

  • Juhana ToivanenEmail author
Chapter
  • 8 Downloads
Part of the Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind book series (SHPM, volume 22)

Abstract

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.

Bibliography

  1. Albertus Magnus. (1891). Commentarii in Octo Libros Politicorum Aristotelis (A. Borgnet, Ed., B. Alberti Magni Opera Omnia, Vol. 8). Paris: Vivès.Google Scholar
  2. Albertus Magnus. (1916). De Animalibus Libri XXVI (H. Stadler, Ed.). Münster: Aschendorffische Verlagsbuchhandlung; (1999). On animals: A Medieval Summa Zoologica. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins UP.Google Scholar
  3. Albertus Magnus. (1955). Quaestiones Super De Animalibus (E. Filthaut, Ed., Alberti Magni Opera Omnia, Vol. 12). Münster: Aschendorff; (2008). Questions concerning Aristotle’s on animals (I. M. Resnick & K. F. Kitchell, Trans.). Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press.Google Scholar
  4. Albertus Magnus. (1968). De Anima (C. Stroick, Ed., Alberti Magni Opera Omnia 7/1). Aschendorff: Monasterii Westfalorum.Google Scholar
  5. Anonymous of Milan. Quaestiones in Libros Politicorum. Milano BAmbros. A 100 inf., fol. 1ra–54vb.Google Scholar
  6. Aristotle. (1984). The complete works of Aristotle (J. Barnes, Ed., Vol. 1–2, Bollingen Series 71:1–2). Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  7. Aristotle. (1995). Politics, Books I and II. Translated with a commentary by Trevor J. Saunders. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
  8. Aristotle. (1998). Politics (C. D. C. Reeve, Trans.). Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company.Google Scholar
  9. Asúa, M. (1991). The Organization of Discourse on Animals in the Thirteenth Century: Peter of Spain, Albert the Great, and the Commentaries on “De Animalibus.” Ann Arbor: UMI.Google Scholar
  10. Avicenna. (1968–1972). Avicenna Latinus: Liber de Anima Seu Sextus de Naturalibus. 2 vols. (S. Van Riet, Ed.). Louvain/Leiden: E. Peeters/Éditions Orientalistes/Brill.Google Scholar
  11. Avicenna. (1999). The Canon of Medicine (Al-Qānūn Fī’l-Tibb). (L. Bakhtiar, Ed., O. C. Gruner and M. H. Shah, Trans.). Great Books of the Islamic World inc.Google Scholar
  12. Black, D. (2000). Imagination and Estimation: Arabic Paradigms and Western Transformations. Topoi, 19, 59–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Blažek, P. (2007). Die Mittelalterliche Rezeption der Aristotelischen Philosophie der Ehe von Robert Grosseteste bis Bartholomäus von Brügge (1246/1247–1309). Leiden/Boston: Brill.Google Scholar
  14. Bloch, D. (2007). Aristotle on Memory and Recollection: Text, translation, Interpretation, and reception in Western Scholasticism (Philosophia Antiqua 110). Leiden/Boston: Brill.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Cicero, M. T. (1998). De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum Libri Quinque (L. D. Reynolds, Ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  16. Deane, H. A. (1963). The Political and Social Ideas of St. Augustine. New York/London: Columbia University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Depew, D. J. (1995). Humans and Other Political Animals in Aristotle’s History of Animals. Phronesis, 40(2), 156–181.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Dominicus Gundissalinus. (1940). Tractatus de anima (J. T. Muckle, Ed.). In The Treatise De Anima of Dominicus Gundissalinus. Mediaeval Studies, 2, 23–103.Google Scholar
  19. Ebbesen, S. (2004). Where Were the Stoics in the Late Middle Ages? In S. K. Strange & J. Zupko (Eds.), Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations (pp. 108–131). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Giles of Rome. (1607). De Regimine Principum (H. Samaritanius, Ed.). Rome.Google Scholar
  21. Guido Vernani of Rimini. Super Politicam. Venice, BMarc. Lat. VI 94 (2492), fol. 57rb–142vb.Google Scholar
  22. Guldentops, G. (1999). The Sagacity of the Bees: An Aristotelian Topos in Thirteenth Century Philosophy. In C. Steel, G. Guldentops, & P. Beullens (Eds.), Aristotle’s Animals in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (pp. 275–296). Leuven: Leuven University Press.Google Scholar
  23. Gutas, D. (2012). The Empiricism of Avicenna. Oriens, 40, 391–436.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Hansen, M. H. (2013). Reflections on Aristotle’s Politics. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press.Google Scholar
  25. Harvey, R. E. (1975). The Inward Wits: Psychological Theory in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. London: The Warburg Institute.Google Scholar
  26. Hasse, D. N. (2000). Avicenna’s De Anima in the Latin West: The Formation of a Peripatetic Philosophy of the Soul 1160–1300. London/Turin: The Warburg Institute/Nino Aragno Editore.Google Scholar
  27. John Blund. (2013). Treatise on the Soul (D. A. Callus & R. W. Hunt, Eds., and Michael W. Dunne, Trans.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  28. John of la Rochelle. (1964). Tractatus de Divisione Multiplici Potentiarum Animae (P. Michaud-Quantin, Ed., Textes Philosophiques Du Moyen Age 11). Paris: Vrin.Google Scholar
  29. John of la Rochelle. (1995). Summa de Anima (J. G. Bougerol, Ed., Textes Philosophiques Du Moyen Age 19). Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin.Google Scholar
  30. Kaukua, J. (2014). Avicenna on the Soul’s Activity in Perception. In J. F. Silva & M. Yrjönsuuri (Eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy (pp. 99–116, Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind, Vol. 14). Dordrecht: Springer.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Klein, J. (2016). The Stoic Argument from Oikeiôsis. In Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (Vol. 50, pp. 143–200). Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Knuuttila, S. (2004). Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. Oxford: Clarendon Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Labarrièrre, J. L. (2004). Langage, vie politique et mouvement des animaux: Études aristotéliciennes. Paris: Vrin.Google Scholar
  34. Lennox, J. G. (2001). Are Aristotelian Species Eternal? In Aristotle’s Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science (pp. 131–159). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  35. Lloyd, G. (2013). Aristotle on the Natural Sociability, Skills and Intelligence of Animals. In V. Harte & M. Lane (Eds.), Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy (pp. 277–293). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Martino, C. d. R. P. (2008). Doctrines Des Senses Internes d’Avicenne À Thomas d’Aquin. In Études de Philosophie Médiévale (Vol. 94). Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin.Google Scholar
  37. Oelze, A. (2018). Animal Rationality: Later medieval theories 1250–1350. Leiden: Brill.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. Pasnau, R. (2002). Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature: A Philosophical Study of Summa Theologiae Ia 75–89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  39. Perler, D. (2012). Why Is the Sheep Afraid of the Wolf? Medieval Debates on Animal Passions. In M. Pickavé & L. Shapiro (Eds.), Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy (pp. 32–51). Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. Peter of Auvergne. Quaestiones Super Libros Politicorum. Paris, BN Lat. 16089, fol. 274r–319r.Google Scholar
  41. Peter of John Olivi. (1922). Quaestiones in Secundum Librum Sententiarum (B. Jansen, Ed., Bibliotheca Franciscana Scholastica Medii Aevi 4–6). Florence: Collegium S. Bonaventurae.Google Scholar
  42. Peter of Spain. (2015). Questiones Super Libro De Animalibus Aristotelis (F. N. Sánchez, Ed., Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean). Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate.Google Scholar
  43. Ps.-Peter of Spain. (1991). Problemata. In M. Asúa (Ed.), The Organization of Discourse on Animals in the Thirteenth Century: Peter of Spain, Albert the Great, and the Commentaries on “De Animalibus,” (pp. 359–403). Ann Arbor: UMI.Google Scholar
  44. Resnick, I. M., & Kitchell, K. F. (2008). Introduction. In A. Magnus (Ed.), Questions Concerning Aristotle’s An Animals (pp. 3–9). Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press.Google Scholar
  45. Roger Bacon. (1983). De Multiplicatione Specierum. In D. C. Lindberg (Ed.), Roger Bacon’s Philosophy of Nature: A Critical Edition, with English Translation, Introduction, and Notes, of De Multiplicatione Specierum and De Speculis Comburentibus. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
  46. Roger Bacon. (1996). Perspectiva. In D. C. Lindberg (Ed.), Roger Bacon and the Origins of Perspectiva in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
  47. Rosier-Catach. (2008). ‘Il N’a Été Qu’à L’homme Donné de Parler’: Dante, Les Anges et Les Animaux. In J. Biard & F. Marian (Eds.), Ut Philosophia Poiesis: Questions Philosophiques Dans L’oeuvre de Dante, Pétrarque et Boccace (pp. 13–37). Paris: Vrin.Google Scholar
  48. Rosier-Catach, I. (2015). Communauté Politique et Communauté Linguistique. In J.-F. Genet (Ed.), La Légitimité Implicite (Vol. 1, pp. 225–243, Histoire Ancienne et Médiévale 135). Rome/Paris: École française de Rome/Publications de la Sorbonne.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  49. Thomas Aquinas. (1948–1950). Summa Theologiae (P. Caramello, Ed.). Turin: Marietti.Google Scholar
  50. Thomas Aquinas. (1969). Sententia Libri Ethicorum (Opera Omnia Iussu Leonis XIII P.M. Edita 47.1–2). Rome: Ad Sanctae Sabinae.Google Scholar
  51. Thomas Aquinas. (1971). Sententia Libri Politicorum (Opera Omnia Iussu Leonis XIII P.M. Edita, Vol. 48). Rome: Ad Sanctae Sabinae.Google Scholar
  52. Thomas Aquinas. (1979). De regno ad regem Cypri (Opera omnia iussu Leonis XIII P. M. edita, vol. 42, 417–471). Roma: Editori di San Tommaso.Google Scholar
  53. Thomas Aquinas. (1984). Sentencia Libri De Anima (Opera Omnia Iussu Leonis XIII P.M. Edita 45/1). Rome/Paris: Commissio Leonina/Les Editions du Cerf.Google Scholar
  54. Thomas Aquinas. (2007). Commentary on Aristotle’s Politics (R. J. Regan, Trans.). Indianapolis/Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company.Google Scholar
  55. Toivanen, J. (2007). Peter Olivi on Internal Senses. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 15(3), 427–454.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  56. Toivanen, J. (2013a). Perception and the Internal Senses: Peter of John Olivi on the Cognitive Functions of the Sensitive Soul. Leiden/Boston: Brill.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  57. Toivanen, J. (2013b). Perceptual Self-awareness in Seneca, Augustine, and Olivi. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 51(3), 355–382.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. Toivanen, J. (2019). Perceptual Experience: Assembling a Medieval puzzle. In M. Cameron (Ed.), The History of the Philosophy of Mind, vol. 2, Philosophy of Mind in the Early and High Middle Ages (pp. 134–156). London/New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  59. Toste, M. (2014). The Naturalness of Human Association in Medieval Political Thought Revisited. In M. van der Lugt (Ed.), La Nature Comme Source de La Morale Au Moyen Âge (pp. 113–188). Firenze: SISMEL–Edizioni del Galluzzo.Google Scholar
  60. Van den Abeele, B. (1999). Le ‘De Animalibus’ d’Aristote Dans Le Monde Latin: Modalités de Sa Réception Médiévale. Frühmittelalterliche Studien, 33, 287–318.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  61. Verbeke, G. (1983). The Presence of Stoicism in Medieval Thought. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press.Google Scholar
  62. von Moos, P. (2005). Le Sens Commun Au Moyen Âge: Sixieme Sens et Sens Social. Aspects Épistémologiques, Ecclésiologiques, et Eschatologiques. In Entre Histoire et Littérature: Communication et Culture Au Moyen Âge (pp. 525–578). Firenze: Sismel/Edizioni del Galluzzo.Google Scholar
  63. Weithman, P. (1992). Augustine and Aquinas on Original Sin and the Purposes of Political Authority. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 30(3), 353–376.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.University of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

Personalised recommendations