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The telos of consciousness and the telos of world history

Trizio, Emiliano



This article explores the way in which Husserl’s transcendental idealism reverses the thesis stemming from the naturalistic worldview, according to which the existence of humanity in the universe is a contingent fact. It will appear that the resulting teleological account of the world history does not interfere with the traditional explanations provided by the empirical sciences and that it is a consequence of the teleology inbuilt in the correlation between transcendental subjectivity and the world. The conclusion is reached by analyzing some of Husserl’s text concerning the transcendental role of embodiment and normality.


Trizio, E. (2018). The telos of consciousness and the telos of world history. Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies, 11(34), 77-103

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2018
Publication Date Dec 22, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 23, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 23, 2019
Journal Humana.Mente
Print ISSN 1972-1293
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 34
Pages 77-103
Keywords phenomenology, teleology, history
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