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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There are several reasons for the acceptance , even the cultivation , of amorality
within the scientific fraternity . The one most frequently invoked is the assumption
that science is value - free , that science in itself is neither good nor bad , only its
In order to reassure readers that his robots , unlike the accepted stereotype ,
were nonthreatening , Asimov devised three laws that amounted to a system of
ethics designed invariably to favor human beings ( see chapter 13 above ) .
... is likely that the continuing homage popularly accorded to Marie Curie
influenced the wider acceptance of the scientist ... is impatient , as all Wells ' s
ideal scientists are , with accepted formulations and theories ; he insists on
openness and ...
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