Portions of this article were originally presented to the Triregional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Boston, March 1995.
DONNA HARAWAY'S METATHEORY OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION: CYBORGS, TRICKSTER, AND HERMES
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Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 285–304, June 1996
How to Cite
Grassie, W. (1996), DONNA HARAWAY'S METATHEORY OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION: CYBORGS, TRICKSTER, AND HERMES. Zygon, 31: 285–304. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.1996.tb00024.x
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- critical theory;
- feminist philosophy;
- Donna Haraway;
- Sandra Harding;
- nature and culture;
- religion and science;
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.