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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11 Instead , he claims that his own methodology is grounded in observation ,
experimentation , and induction . 12 Not content with examining natural
phenomena under normal conditions , these scientists have extended the scope
of their ...
He also seems to have had a naive faith in the use of inductive method ,
believing that if sufficient observational data were collected , a general scientific
law would inevitably emerge . As we shall see in the next chapter , this was to
have a ...
Traveling to India to observe the transit of Venus in 1761 , Legentil had arrived in
good time at Pondicherry only to find the town fallen to the British . He therefore
set out to Mauritius as an alternative observation site but arrived too late for the ...
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