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Laurence A. Rickels

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816666652

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.001.0001

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I Think I Am

Laurence A. Rickels

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter explores the relationship between animals and humans by focusing on the work of psychoanalyst Gustav Bally. In his study of animals and humans, first published in 1945, Bally entered a field overcrowded with precursors, mainly Jakob von Uexküll and his students. Bally summarizes findings that prove that in animal testing the best results are obtained through a noncatastrophic but unexpected stimulus, such as a measured electrical shock. Animal testing and the study of animal behavior and learning are sometimes on the same field. Stimuli that are punitive make the animal more careful, expand the view of the surrounding environment, and lead to new solutions. Uexküll, the figure Giorgio Agamben followed into corners in which Martin Heidegger backed up animals, is at the top of a long list of researchers Bally consults on the animal side of his study.

Keywords:   animals, humans, Gustav Bally, Jakob von Uexküll, animal testing, stimulus, animal behavior, animal learning, Giorgio Agamben

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