An Ethics of NatureCulture and Creation

Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Ethics as a Resource for Ecotheology


  • Kevin O'Brien Emory University



ecofeminist ethics, Donna Haraway, cyborg reality, environmental ethics


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 Biography

Kevin O'Brien, Emory University

Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University Atlanta, GA 30322, USA


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How to Cite

O’Brien, K. (2004). An Ethics of NatureCulture and Creation: Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Ethics as a Resource for Ecotheology. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 9(3), 295–314.