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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At first Prokop cares only about the excitement of discovery , refusing to think
about the social consequences of his work , but unlike most of the proponents of "
value - free " science , he is gradually converted to a sense of social
... discovery and the responsibility for the consequences of that discovery . If
Bluthgeld invented the atomic bomb , he is responsible , as he himself believes ,
for the 1972 fallout and for the imminent Third World War ; whether the actual
Originally motivated by the desire to make a contribution to society , she
announces the discovery of a synthetic food whereby entire populations can be
fed without the need for arable land or even sunshine . This discovery
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
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