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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They are therefore free to specialize in various areas and procedures , happy that
their results will be absorbed into the growing corpus of knowledge . 15 In thus
replacing the jealously guarded isolation of the alchemists with a group effort ...
Bacon ' s proposal for the responsible censorship of knowledge by the members
of the House of Salomon was also adopted by some members of the Royal
Society . The eminent chemist Robert Boyle published in the Philosophical ...
30 But De Bary ' s very perceptiveness makes him deeply critical of what he sees
as the spiritual decay underlying the practice of science — “ the lust for
knowledge , the furious desire to know — to know in the Biblical senseto master
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