Cyborg and Religious? Technonature and Technoculture
Authors: 
Keywords: 
Piccinini
Tillich
Haraway
Challenges to theology and anthropology
Technonature
Symbol
Cyborg
Issue Date: 
2016
Publisher: 
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
ISSN: 
2353-5636
Citation: 
Kull, A. (2016). Cyborg and Religious? Technonature and Technoculture. Scientia et Fides, 4, nº 1, pp. 295-311
Abstract
We are all aware that our idea of natural/unnatural has been changing over the centuries. According to Donna Haraway, we must exit the maze of dualisms that has marred the relationships between human and non-human nature for centuries. Cyborg is a figure of speech and asymbol, but preeminently a description of our actual being in contemporary technonature. Her idea has been picked up by artists (e.g. Lynn Randolph, Patricia Piccinini) and philosophers and theologians. The cyborgian organism/human and the world cannot be articulated in terms of black-and-white, us and them, friend and foe, kin and alien, good and evil etc. Our technonatural creatures require our care and love, curiosity and investigation, and there will always be unexpected consequences.

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