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.
Resultados 1-3 de 78
Thus , from the beginning , practical alchemy was closely associated with the "
production " of gold , and it was doubtless this that ensured both its popularity
and its prolonged survival . During the eighth century , alchemy in the sense of ...
Yet despite this reputation , alchemy exerted a fascination because of its fabulous
promises , which came to include not only ... A few alchemists were able to
combine their alchemy with a career in the church , the most notable being the ...
Hermetic doctrines of alchemy was the increasing interest in the experimental
procedures and the mechanical philosophy of René Descartes and Thomas
Hobbes . The immense attraction of this philosophia mechanica was dependent
on its ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
The Scientist under Scrutiny
The Scientist as Hero
The Impersonal Scientist
Derechos de autor
Otras 3 secciones no mostradas
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Technoscience And Everyday Life: The Complex Simplicities of the Mundane
Vista previa limitada - 2006