- Ironic political myth
- Cyborg as a metaphor - negative connotation (in an ironical way - because she’s actually promoting the cyborg)
- Cyborg = other; Hybrid : organism+machine
- Third party, like medicine at war - machine bridges the gaps, it is keeping people alive. War = cyborg orgy.
- World without gender (Haraway doesn’t like the idea of male vs. female;
- Cyborg doesn’t have genesis, doesn’t remember cosmos.
- Promoting cyborg.
- Haraway breaks down the boundaries:
~ Animal/human (from beginning of XX century);
~ Organism/machine (she’s writing it in 1985);
~ Physical/non-physical (example of light as both physical and non=physical (TV) - you can see it, but cannot touch);
~ Dualisms (cyborg ignores the dualism; one is too few, but two is too many);
- Haraway is a non-specific determinist.
Determinism (wikipedia) - philosophical position stating that for everything that happens there are conditions such that, given those conditions, nothing else could happen.
- Fractured identities (we all have multiple identities).
- Marshall McLuhan: “The medium is the message"
- Cyborg has to have a great deal of power (political identity in writing);
- We are cyborgs (it’s our ontology). It means that we’re building and destroying machines, identities, categories, relationships.
~ Women are not superior to men (they have just as many flaws as tractions);
~ Haraway: I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess.