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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Instead of propounding the mechanist view that all organisms are merely
complex machines , Moxon proposes the contrary view , namely , that “ all matter
is sentient , that every atom is a living , feeling , conscious being . " ? He claims
that his ...
Not least among these was the motivation of the scientists themselves ,
especially the physicists , whose exceptional intellectual talents were employed
by the military - industrial complex in producing ever more ingenious weapons of
... been rigorously and systematically questioned , as writers have felt compelled
to investigate the underlying reasons for the collaboration of seemingly idealistic
scientists with governments and the military - industrial complex to produce ...
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