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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Although he stressed the importance of experimental method , he ignored the
importance of precise measurement and of ... However , Bacon was extremely
important as an entrepreneur of the new science , expounding and explaining
Almost as important as the implied order and harmony of the solar system was
the universality inherent in Newton ' s treatment . The term natural philosophers ,
used almost exclusively for scientists during the seventeenth and eighteenth ...
In such a universe , the individual was no longer important enough to draw the
fire of devils and angels , even if they were assumed to exist . Magic , sin , and
spiritual aspirations seemed increasingly irrelevant in this orderly , mechanical ...
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