The History of Mind Research Unit is a Finnish research project on the history of the philosophy of mind. It belongs to the Academy of Finland's programme of Centres of Excellence in Research, and functions at the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä. The group focuses on the structure and functions of the human mind in Greek philosophy, medieval Arabic and Latin philosophy and the philosophy of the Early Modern Age.

Areas of special interest include conceptions of knowledge, understanding, inference, self-consciousness, will and emotions as well as changes in the concepts and philosophical assumptions related to these conceptions. Key issues concern the distinction between body and soul, the abilities of the mind, concepts of subject and object of mental attitudes, as well as conceptions of normal and abnormal mental conditions and disorders.

This project was active in 2002-2007. The work is continued in a new project: Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics Research Unit.

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