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 Erewhonian philosophers had argued that , far from making the machines
work for them , people would soon become merely tenders of machines ,
grooming , feeding , and nurturing their machines , subservient to their every "
The Machine develops — but not on our lines . The Machine proceedsbut not to
our goal . ... Apart from the fear that man would become dependent on , and
eventually subservient to , his machines , the other major anxiety arising from the
In The Genesis Machine ( 1978 ) , set in the year 2005 , James P . Hogan
develops a scientist hero who has to battle against ... However , in a clever ,
logical twist to the story , Clifford reveals that he has programmed the
Brunnermont machine ...
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