2016 | 3 | 157-167
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The Structure of the Body Dynamics: Teleology of the Instincts and the Intentionality of the Bodily Motions

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One of the constitutional moments of the structure of kinesthesia—that is the mo-tions of the body—is the practical orientedness of motions towards something. In this article I will deal with this structural moment in the practical life of the subject. I will first differentiate between teleology in the instinctive movements of the body and the intentionality in the practical activities of the subject. Whereas the former refers to the primary and instinctive orientedness of the bodily motions toward something generally determined fulfilling the instinctive needs of the body, the latter is to be understood as the pre-reflexive orientedness of the bodily motions toward a goal in the practical sphere of subject-life. At the end I will examine Husserl’s idea of the universal teleolog-ical structure of reason, which has its roots in the primary instinctive life of the subject.
  • University of Cologne, Husserl-Archive, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, Germany
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