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WEGEN DEM PFERD. THE FEAR AND THE ANIMAL LIFE
WEGEN DEM PFERD. THE FEAR AND THE ANIMAL LIFE

Author(s): Piotr Laskowski
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Deleuze; Guattari; Freud; Lacan; Agamben; bare life; biopolitics; body

Summary/Abstract: It is, as Deleuze and Guattari observed, “an ordinary sight in those days,” an indispensable part of full modernity, an image that is always within the range of sight. “A horse falls down in the street!,” “a horse is going to die.” From the Auguries ... of William Blake, from Hogarth's second stage of cruelty, through laments of Dostoyevski, up to the madness of Nietzsche and Little Hans’ phobia—the image is always there. It becomes “a hieroglyph that condenses all fears, from unnamable to namable.” Taking famous Freudian Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-year-old Boy as a starting point, we shall try to revise it as well as its famous Lacanian and Deleuzian reinterpretations. We shall invoke Agamben’s concept of “bare life” to reconsider an animal life that is tormented and eventually destroyed

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-26
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English