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An Ethics of NatureCulture and Creation: Donna Haraway's Cyborg Ethics as a Resource for Ecotheology

Issue: Vol 9 No. 3 (2004) Ecotheology 9.3 December 2004

Journal: Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/ecot.


This essay first explores the postmodern, ecofeminist ethics emerging from
Donna Haraway’s analysis of non-dualistic cyborg reality. It then argues
that this perspective has many similarities with and much to teach to ecotheological
ethics. I conclude with three ideas which I believe Haraway’s
thought can contribute to the development of an environmental ethics in
the Christian tradition: a clear and importantly complex picture of our
world’s particular moral challenges, a modest approach to developing solutions
to these challenges, and an emphasis on making explicit the problematic
and destructive tendencies of the traditions within which we work.

Author: Kevin O'Brien

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