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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Indeed , he explicitly accuses Aristotle of bending the facts to suit his hypotheses
: Nor let any weight be given to the fact that in his ( Aristotle ' s ] books on animals
, and his problems , and other of his treatises , there is frequent dealing with ...
Like Shadwell ' s Gimcrack , Lidenbrock has an attractive young ward in the
house but cannot see the obvious fact that his nephew is in love with her . Like
the virtuosi , he has a conglomeration of apparently ill - assorted facts at his
The irony resides in the fact that the other Middlemarch doctors , having
discovered that Raffles was in fact offered brandy and repeated doses of opium ,
find no fault with such treatment , since it is their own current practice . Instead ,
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