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 done merely out of curiosity and are wholly destructive ; however ,
Shadwell is careful to have two other characters point out that the practice of
transfusion per se ( a topical issue in the Royal Society ) 36 is by no means
... he is presented as an intellectual dilettante , flitting between metaphysics ,
astrology , alchemy , and medical science . Hardy thus suggests that Fitzpiers
has no commitment to the search for truth , but merely indulges his idle curiosity .
When his first attempt to make cavorite results in the death of his three assistants ,
he merely comments , “ That is a detail . If they have ( perished ) , it is no great
loss ; they were more zealous than able ” ( 32 - 33 ) . He then proposes to pass ...
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