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Keywords:

  • critical theory;
  • cyborgs;
  • epistemology;
  • feminist philosophy;
  • Donna Haraway;
  • Sandra Harding;
  • hermeneutics;
  • nature and culture;
  • religion and science;
  • technology

Abstract. This article is a close reading of two essays by Donna Haraway on feminist philosophy, the biophysical sciences, and critical social theory. Haraway's strong social constructionist approach to science is criticized by colleague Sandra Harding, resulting in an epistemological reconceptualization of objectivity by Haraway. Haraway's notion of “situated knowledges” provides a workable epistemology for all social and biophysical sciences, while inviting the reintegration of religions as critical conversation partners in an emancipatory hermeneutics of nature, culture, and technology.