Estimative Power as a Social Sense
Toivanen, Juhana (2020). Estimative Power as a Social Sense. In Mousavian, Seyed N.; Fink Jakob Leth (Eds.) The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition, Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind, 22. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 115-136. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-33408-6_7
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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.