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Catherine Mills
Monash University
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    Biopolitics.Catherine Mills - 2017 - Routledge.
    The concept of biopolitics has been one of the most important and widely used in recent years in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. In Biopolitics, Mills provides a wide-ranging and insightful introduction to the field of biopolitical studies. The first part of the book provides a much-needed philosophical introduction to key theoretical approaches to the concept in contemporary usage. This includes discussions of the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Hannah Arendt, Roberto Esposito, and Antonio Negri. In the (...)
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    Futures of Reproduction: Bioethics and Biopolitics.Catherine Mills - 2011 - Springer.
    Issues in reproductive ethics, such as the capacity of parents to ‘choose children’, present challenges to philosophical ideas of freedom, responsibility and harm. This book responds to these challenges by proposing a new framework for thinking about the ethics of reproduction that emphasizes the ways that social norms affect decisions about who is born. The book provides clear and thorough discussions of some of the dominant problems in reproductive ethics - human enhancement and the notion of the normal, reproductive liberty (...)
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    The Philosophy of Agamben.Catherine Mills - 2008 - Routledge.
    Giorgio Agamben has gained widespread popularity in recent years for his rethinking of radical politics and his approach to metaphysics and language. However, the extraordinary breadth of historical, legal and philosophical sources which contribute to the complexity and depth of Agamben's thinking can also make his work intimidating. Covering the full range of Agamben's work, this critical introduction outlines Agamben's key concerns: metaphysics, language and potentiality, aesthetics and poetics, sovereignty, law and biopolitics, ethics and testimony, and his powerful vision of (...)
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    Ectogestation Ethics: The Implications of Artificially Extending Gestation for Viability, Newborn Resuscitation and Abortion.Lydia Di Stefano, Catherine Mills, Andrew Watkins & Dominic Wilkinson - 2020 - Bioethics 34 (4):371-384.
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    Reproductive Autonomy as Self-Making: Procreative Liberty and the Practice of Ethical Subjectivity.Catherine Mills - 2013 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (6):639-656.
    In this article, I consider recent debates on the notion of procreative liberty, to argue that reproductive freedom can be understood as a form of positive freedom—that is, the freedom to make oneself according to various ethical and aesthetic principles or values. To make this argument, I draw on Michel Foucault’s later work on ethics. Both adopting and adapting Foucault’s notion of ethics as a practice of the self and of liberty, I argue that reproductive autonomy requires enactment to gain (...)
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    Normative Violence, Vulnerability, and Responsibility.Catherine Mills - 2007 - Differences 18 (2):133--156.
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    2. Undoing Ethics: Butler on Precarity, Opacity and Responsibility.Catherine Mills - 2015 - In Moya Lloyd (ed.), Butler and Ethics. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 41-64.
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    Playing with Law: Agamben and Derrida on Postjuridical Justice.Catherine Mills - 2008 - South Atlantic Quarterly 107 (1):15--36.
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    Continental Philosophy and Bioethics.Catherine Mills - 2010 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (2):145-148.
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    Constitution of “The Already Dying”: The Emergence of Voluntary Assisted Dying in Victoria.Courtney Hempton & Catherine Mills - 2021 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 18 (2):265-276.
    In June 2019 Victoria became the first state in Australia to permit “voluntary assisted dying”, with its governance detailed in the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017. While taking lead from the regulation of medically assisted death practices in other parts of the world, Victoria’s legislation nevertheless remains distinct. The law in Victoria only makes VAD available to persons determined to be “already dying”: it is expressly limited to those medically prognosed to die “within weeks or months.” In this article, we (...)
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  11. Agamben's Messianic Politics.Catherine Mills - 2004 - Contretemps 5.
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    Efficacy and Vulnerability: Judith Butler on Reiteration and Resistance.Catherine Mills - 2000 - Australian Feminist Studies 15 (32):265--279.
  13. Seeing, Feeling, Doing: Mandatory Ultrasound Laws, Empathy and Abortion.Catherine Mills - 2018 - Journal of Practical Ethics 6 (2):1-31.
    In recent years, a number of US states have adopted laws that require pregnant women to have an ultrasound examination, and be shown images of their foetus, prior to undergoing a pregnancy termination. In this paper, I examine one of the basic presumptions of these laws: that seeing one’s foetus changes the ways in which one might act in regard to it, particularly in terms of the decision to terminate the pregnancy or not. I argue that mandatory ultrasound laws compel (...)
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    Contesting the Political: Butler and Foucault on Power and Resistance.Catherine Mills - 2003 - Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (3):253–272.
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    Nuclear Families: Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques and the Regulation of Parenthood.Catherine Mills - 2021 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 46 (3):507-527.
    Since mitochondrial replacement techniques were developed and clinically introduced in the United Kingdom, there has been much discussion of whether these lead to children borne of three parents. In the UK, the regulation of MRT has dealt with this by stipulating that egg donors for the purposes of MRT are not genetic parents even though they contribute mitochondrial DNA to offspring. In this paper, I examine the way that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in the UK manages the question (...)
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    The Performativity of Personhood.Catherine Mills - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5):325-325.
    In debates on infanticide, including the recent defence of so-called ‘after-birth abortion’, philosophers generally treat the term ‘the person’ as descriptive, such that statements claiming that something is a person can be considered true or false, depending on the characteristics of that thing. This obscures important aspects of its usage. J L Austen identified a subset of speech acts as performative, in that they do things in their very declaration or utterance. They do not simply describe states of affairs or (...)
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    Making Fetal Persons.Catherine Mills - 2014 - philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 4 (1):88-107.
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    The Performativity of Personhood.Catherine Mills - 2012 - Monash Bioethics Review 30 (1):61-64.
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  19. Agamben.Catherine Mills - 2005 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Genetic Screening and Selfhood.Catherine Mills - 2008 - Australian Feminist Studies 23 (55):43--55.
  21. Resisting Biopolitics, Resisting Freedom: Prenatal Testing and Choice.Catherine Mills - unknown
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    The Case of the Missing Hand: Gender, Disability, and Bodily Norms in Selective Termination.Catherine Mills - 2015 - Hypatia 30 (1):82-96.
    The practice of terminating a pregnancy following the diagnosis of a fetal abnormality raises questions about notions of bodily normality and the ways these shape ethical decision-making. This is particularly the case with terminations done on the basis of ostensibly minor morphological anomalies, such as cleft lip and isolated malformations of the limbs or digits. In this paper, I examine a recent case of selective termination after a morphology ultrasound scan revealed the fetus to be missing a hand . Using (...)
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    Ambiguous Encounters, Uncertain Foetuses: Women's Experiences of Obstetric Ultrasound.Catherine Mills, Kim McLeod & Niamh Stephenson - 2016 - Feminist Review 113 (1):17-33.
    We examine pregnant women's experiences with routinised obstetric ultrasound as entailed in their antenatal care during planned pregnancies. This paper highlights the ambiguity of ultrasound technology in the constitution of maternal–foetal connections. Our analysis focusses on Australian women's experiences of the ontological, aesthetic and epistemological ambiguities afforded by ultrasound. We argue that these ambiguities offer possibilities for connecting to the foetus in ways that maintain a kind of unknowability; they afford an openness and ethical responsiveness irrespective of the future of (...)
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  24. Linguistic Survival and Ethicality: Biopolitics, Subjectivation, and Testimony in Remnants of Auschwitz.Catherine Mills - 2005 - In Andrew Norris (ed.), Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer. Duke University Press.
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    Gendering the Seed: Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques and the Erasure of the Maternal.Robert Sparrow, Catherine Mills & John Carroll - 2021 - Bioethics 35 (7):608-614.
    Bioethics, Volume 35, Issue 7, Page 608-614, September 2021.
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    A Manner of Speaking: Declaration, Critique and the Trope of Interrogation.Catherine Mills - 2010 - Law and Critique 21 (3):247--260.
    In this paper I will argue for the ethical and political virtue of a form of critique associated with the work of Michel Foucault. Foucault’s tryptich of essays on critique---namely ”What is Critique?’ ”What is Revolution?’ and ”What is Enlightenment?’---develop a formulation of critique understood as an attitude or disposition, a kind of relation that one bears to oneself and to the actuality of the present. I suggest that this critical attitude goes hand in hand with a mode of intellectual (...)
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  27. Agamben and Colonialism.Catherine Mills - 2016 - Critical Philosophy of Race 4 (1):139-142.
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  28. Life Beyond Law: Biopolitics, Law and Futurity in Coetzee's 'Life and Times of Michael K'.Catherine Mills - 2006 - Griffith Law Review 15 (1):177--195.
    JM Coetzee has on several occasions been criticised for his failure to elaborate a political vision of transformation beyond the social and political conditions that he describes in his novels. Focusing on the novel ’Life and Times of Michael K’, I argue that this criticism fails to appreciate the conception of political futurity that is evident in Coetzee’s novels. For there emerges in Michael K a gesture of hope in which turning away from history is the condition of possibility for (...)
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    Philosophy of Agamben.Catherine Mills - 2008 - Acumen Publishing.
    About the Author:Catherine Mills is lecturer in philosophy, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
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    The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Bioethics.Wendy A. Rogers, Catherine Mills, Jackie Leach Scully, Stacy M. Carter & Vikki Entwistle (eds.) - 2022 - Abingdon: Routledge.
    The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Bioethics is an outstanding resource for anyone with an interest in feminist bioethics, with chapters covering topics from justice and power to the climate crisis. Comprising 42 chapters by emerging and established scholars, the volume is divided into six parts: Foundations of Feminist Bioethics Identity and Identifications Science, Technology and Research Health and Social Care Reproduction and Making Families Widening the Scope of Feminist Bioethics The volume is essential reading for anyone with an interest in (...)
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    FOUR / Biopolitics and the Concept of Life.Catherine Mills - 2020 - In Vernon W. Cisney & Nicolae Morar (eds.), Biopower: Foucault and Beyond. University of Chicago Press. pp. 82-101.
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    Images and Emotion in Abortion Debates.Catherine Mills - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):61-62.
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  33. Liberal Eugenics, Human Enhancement and the Concept of the Normal.Catherine Mills - 2015 - In Darian Meacham (ed.), Medicine and Society, New Perspectives in Continental Philosophy. Springer Verlag.
     
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  34. Linguistic Survival and Ethicality: Biopolitics, Subjectivation, and Testimony in Remnants of Auschwitz.Catherine Mills - 2005 - In Andrew Norris (ed.), Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer. Duke University Press. pp. 198-221.
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    Review of Annika Thiem, Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility[REVIEW]Catherine Mills - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (12).
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    The Semiosis of Life: Hoffmeyer, Jesper. Biosemiotics: An Examination Into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs, Trans. Hoffmeyer, Jesper and Favareau, David. Edited by Favareau, Donald. University of Scranton Press, Scranton, 2008, Xix + 419 Pp, $US45, HB.Catherine Mills - 2011 - Metascience 20 (1):123-125.
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    Technologies of Race and Reproduction.Catherine Mills - 2020 - Philosophy Today 64 (4):991-997.
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  38. Responding Responsibly: Manderson, Levinas and the Duty of Care in Law.Catherine Mills - unknown
     
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    Review of Sean Gaston, Derrida and Disinterest[REVIEW]Catherine Mills - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (11).
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    Review of Herman Rapaport, Later Derrida: Reading the Recent Work[REVIEW]Catherine Mills - 2003 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (9).
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