From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature
They were mad, of course. Or evil. Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well-intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, Caligari and Strangelove--the scientists of film and fiction, cultural archetypes that reflected ancient fears of tampering with the unknown or unleashing the little-understood powers of nature.
In From Faust to Strangelove Roslyn Haynes offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film--from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers.
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The founding of the Royal Society of London fulfilled another of Bacon ' s
recommendations , namely , that scientists should collaborate and pool their
results in the common cause of producing a cumulative natural history , from
which the ...
Sprat , History of the Royal Society , 417 . 13 . See Hunter , Science and Society
in Restoration England , 174 . 14 . Both Robert Boyle and John Wallis , also a
fellow of the Royal Society , wrote books attacking Hobbes ' s views . Boyle ' s ...
Though the Royal Society has weathered the rude Attacks of such sort of
Adversaries as Stubbe , who endeavoured to have it thought , That Studying of
Natural Philosophy and Mathematicks was a ready Method to introduce
Scepticism at ...
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