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Foucault, stoicism and self-mastery (2018)
Book Chapter
Mitcheson, K. (2018). Foucault, stoicism and self-mastery. In D. Mathew, & S. Werkhoven (Eds.), Ethics and Self-Cultivation: Historical and Contemporary PerspectivesRoutledge

In Michel Foucault’s late work he turns to ancient practices of the self, including stoicism, to explore whether such ‘technologies of the self’ can be taken up by the contemporary subject to cultivate a non-subjugated self. For Foucault, technologie... Read More about Foucault, stoicism and self-mastery.

Scepticism and self-transformation in Nietzsche–on the uses and disadvantages of a comparison to Pyrrhonian scepticism (2016)
Journal Article
Mitcheson, K. (2017). Scepticism and self-transformation in Nietzsche–on the uses and disadvantages of a comparison to Pyrrhonian scepticism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 25(1), 63-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2016.1225564

© 2016 BSHP. Scepticism is central to Nietzsche’s philosophical project, both as a tool of criticism and, through its role in self-transformation, as a tool for responding to criticism. While its importance in his thought and its complexity have been... Read More about Scepticism and self-transformation in Nietzsche–on the uses and disadvantages of a comparison to Pyrrhonian scepticism.

The experiment of incorporating unbounded truth (2015)
Book Chapter
Mitcheson, K. (2015). The experiment of incorporating unbounded truth. In R. Bamford (Ed.), Nietzsche's Free Spirit Philosophy, 139-156. Rowman and Littlefield International

This essay addresses two central and contested themes in Nietzsche’s philosophy: the incorporation of truth and the free spirit. I argue that it is the free spirit who takes up the challenge of incorporating truth and that to understand this figure w... Read More about The experiment of incorporating unbounded truth.

Techniques of self-knowledge in Nietzsche and Freud (2015)
Journal Article
Mitcheson, K. (2015). Techniques of self-knowledge in Nietzsche and Freud. Journal of Nietzsche Studies, 46(3), 328-348. https://doi.org/10.5325/jnietstud.46.3.0328

Copyright © 2015 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Both Nietzsche and Freud believe that our conscious experiences and actions are shaped by the activity of unconscious drives. Despite the significant differences in their unders... Read More about Techniques of self-knowledge in Nietzsche and Freud.

Louise Bourgeois’ technologies of the self (2015)
Journal Article
Mitcheson, K. (2015). Louise Bourgeois’ technologies of the self. Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, 2(1), 31-49. https://doi.org/10.1080/20539320.2015.11428458

In this article, I demonstrate how Louise Bourgeois used her artworks not only to better understand herself but also to cultivate a self capable of taking control of and reshaping the material of her past. Exploring her artworks in the context of Mic... Read More about Louise Bourgeois’ technologies of the self.

Allowing the accidental: The interplay between intentionality and realism in photographic art (2010)
Journal Article
Mitcheson, K. (2010). Allowing the accidental: The interplay between intentionality and realism in photographic art. Contemporary Aesthetics, 8,

We experience photographs both as intentional and as prone to the accidental. The photograph is both capable of being an artwork with its own, constructed world and of drawing our attention to the reality of the objects used in creating it. In this a... Read More about Allowing the accidental: The interplay between intentionality and realism in photographic art.

On Nietzsche and pregnancy; The beginning of the genesis of a new human being
Book Chapter
Mitcheson, K. (2019). On Nietzsche and pregnancy; The beginning of the genesis of a new human being. In L. Irigaray, M. O'Brien, & C. Hadjioannou (Eds.), Towards a New Human BeingPalgrave Macmillan

Luce Irigaray’s recent book To Be Born; The Genesis of New a Human Being can be seen as a response to Friedrich Nietzsche’s infamous call for us to overcome humanity in its current form. Irigaray shares with Nietzsche the belief that to overcome the... Read More about On Nietzsche and pregnancy; The beginning of the genesis of a new human being.