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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This comment is particularly interesting insofar as it represents a complete
inversion of the conventional judgment that scientists who questioned theology
were guilty of hubris , while those who clung to religious dogma were walking
In most of the stories dealing with such events , the character is entirely
subservient to the plot , but “ The Case of Summerfield " and The Crack of Doom
provide two early and interesting examples where the motivation of the scientist
is taken ...
Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature Roslynn D. Haynes,
Roslynn Haynes. provides an interesting example of the scientist who loses
control of his. experiment. to. a. series. of. external. agents. and. finally. regains.
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