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 man in the foreground , who carefully records the time taken for the bird to
lose consciousness , is also concerned only with the mathematical results . By
contrast , the children , whose values are always , for the Romantics , a better
Capek was concerned primarily with the effect on society of robots designed to
relieve their masters of toil and leave them free to enjoy endless leisure . ( The
word robot comes from the Czech word robota , compulsory work or drudgery . ) ...
37 Among his “ Twenty - one Points to The Physicists ” Dürrenmatt included the
following : “ The contents of physics are the concern of the physicists , the
consequences are the concern of all ” ; “ What concerns everyone , only
everyone can ...
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