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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CHAPTER TEN EFFICIENCY AND POWER : THE SCIENTIST UNDER
SCRUTINY The Machine develops — but not on our lines . The Machine
proceeds — but not to our goal . We only exist as the blood corpuscles that
course through its ...
See chapter 6 above . 24 . See chapter 11 below . 25 . Doyle made a further
assertion of the emotional character of the apparently impassive scientist in the
short story " The Physiologist ' s Wife " ( 1929 ) . The protagonist , Professor Grey ,
For Hoffmann ' s “ Der Sandmann " see chapter 6 above ; for Poe ' s " Maelzel ' s
Chess - Player ” and Bierce ' s “ Moxon ' s Master " see chapter 10 . 5 . Hamilton
was almost certainly influenced by A . Merritt ' s story " The Metal Monster ...
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
The Scientist as Hero
The Impersonal Scientist
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