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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Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature Roslynn D. Haynes,
Roslynn Haynes. other two ( those who seek individual or national prestige ) . "
40 Prior to Bacon ' s rallying call “ Knowledge is Power , " natural philosophers ,
These wealthy amateurs , frequently called virtuosi to distinguish them from the
scientific elite or natural philosophers , 19 were in many ways the successors of
the earlier , less sophisticated alchemists and , like them , included among their ...
When the Empress requests her experimental philosophers to resolve the
dispute by observing the appropriate bodies through their telescopes , she finds
that they cannot agree either about what they see or about what it means . After
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