[Question the animal experiment in a new way] [Article in German]

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Andreas Brenner


When asking what the subject of an animal experiment is, you are inclined to answer that the animal is the subject of the animal experiment. However in answering this, you need to analyse the term "animal". This paper attempts to define the term "animal" by using the impression of "body" (German: "Leib"). Starting from the human body the paper shows the body's perceptive ability which entails self-perception in the sense of self-awareness as well as perception of the surroundings. Animals, which are also bodily beings, are like humans capable of self-perception in the sense of self-awareness. So the term "body" makes a connection between humans and animals. In the result of this it becomes clear that - of course - animals are the subject of animal experiments as are humans.

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Brenner, A. (2003) “[Question the animal experiment in a new way] [Article in German]”, ALTEX - Alternatives to animal experimentation, 20(4), pp. 271–274. Available at: https://altex.org/index.php/altex/article/view/1011 (Accessed: 31 January 2023).