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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... with commonness . ” “ That distinction of mind which belonged to his
intellectual ardour , did not penetrate his feeling and judgment about furniture , or
women , or the desirability of its being known ( without his telling ) that he was
One aspect of the journey — the behaviour of the compass - remained a mystery ,
and for a scientist an unexplained phenomenon is a torture for the mind . " When ,
six months later , Axel notices that the poles of their discarded compass are ...
The indictment of psychologists in literature later in the century sprang from the
same uneasy feeling that they treated even the mind and the personality ,
seemingly the last bastion of spiritual and moral consciousness , as a mechanism
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
The Scientist as Hero
The Impersonal Scientist
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