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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H . G . Wells By material standards , the wealth and power that had continued to
accrue to Britain as a result of her industrial revolution confirmed the victory of the
machine and its methods . Insidiously the criteria of the machine - oriented ...
Despite the material benefits the new technology conferred , at least on the
middle class , there was a growing unease that technological progress was fast
outstripping humanity ' s moral development and hence its ability to control and
On the contrary , she asserts that the society that promotes nuclear power in
order to create material products and a utopian life style without working for it
must share the moral responsibility for the consequences . “ Were we monsters
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