Hypatia 27 (1):182-200 (2012)

Authors
Margaret E. Toye
Wilfrid Laurier University
Abstract
In this article, I argue that Donna Haraway's figure of the cyborg needs to be reassessed and extricated from the many misunderstandings that surround it. First, I suggest that we consider her cyborg as an ethical concept. I propose that her cyborg can be productively placed within the ethical framework developed by Luce Irigaray, especially in relationship to her concept of the “interval between.” Second, I consider how Haraway's “cyborg writing” can be understood as embodied ethical writing, that is, as a contemporary écriture feminine. I believe that this cyborgian “writing the body” offers us a way of both creating and understanding texts that think through ethics, bodies, aesthetics, and politics together as part of a vital and relevant contemporary feminist ethics of embodiment. I employ the term “poethics” as a useful way to describe such a practice
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2011.01198.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,078
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

When Species Meet.Donna Jeanne Haraway - 2007 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
This Sex Which Is Not One.Luce Irigaray - 1985 - Cornell University Press.
An Ethics of Sexual Difference.Luce Irigaray - 1993 - Cornell University Press.

View all 27 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Developing/Development Cyborgs.Casper Bruun Jensen - 2008 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 (3):375-385.
Prozac and the Post-Human Politics of Cyborgs.Bradley E. Lewis - 2003 - Journal of Medical Humanities 24 (1-2):49-63.
Theoretical Versus Applied Ethics: A Look at Cyborgs.V. DaVion - 1999 - Ethics and the Environment 4 (1):73-77.
The Island of Dr. Haraway.Bill Mccormick - 2000 - Environmental Ethics 22 (4):409-418.
Cyborg Morals, Cyborg Values, Cyborg Ethics.Kevin Warwick - 2003 - Ethics and Information Technology 5 (3):131-137.
The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader.Gill Kirkup (ed.) - 2000 - Routledge in Association with the Open University.
Questions to Luce Irigaray.Kate Ince - 1996 - Hypatia 11 (2):122 - 140.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-05-08

Total views
69 ( #164,716 of 2,498,795 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #421,542 of 2,498,795 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes