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 ideal was " that of a man liberally educated , whose avocation was science
as an intellectual cum philanthropic recreation , to which he might indeed devote
most of his time without ever surrendering his claim to be a private gentleman of ...
Through the figure of Shevek she explores new interpretations of utopia ,
rejecting both the nineteenth - century ideal of material well - being and the self -
negating ideal of uniformity , suggesting instead the possibility of creative
That is , the ideal scientist of the seventies and early eighties was required to be
a philosopher and an effective communicator with nonscientists . This latter role
in particular was emphasized in literature long before the need was ...
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