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.
Resultados 1-3 de 59
He did not remove these passages from later editions of the Principia , but in the
Opticks he substituted Light for vapours — not a major change , in fact , since
Newton believed that light was corpuscular . " Are not gross Bodies and Light ...
Even LIGHT ITSELF , which every thing displays , Shone undiscover ' d , till his
brighter Mind Untwisted all the shining Robe of Day . And , in a fine example of
sexist language infiltrating the discussion of science , Nature herself Stood all ...
Colours of Light ( London : Printed for Sam . Smith & Benjamin Walford , Printers
to the Royal Society , 1704 ) . 6 . Richard G . Olson , ed . , Science as Metaphor :
The Historical Role of Scientific Theories in Forming Western Culture ( Belmont ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
The Scientist under Scrutiny
The Scientist as Hero
The Impersonal Scientist
Derechos de autor
Otras 3 secciones no mostradas
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Technoscience And Everyday Life: The Complex Simplicities of the Mundane
Vista previa limitada - 2006