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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Technological progress is now shown as inevitable , and Wells ' s
contemporaries are counseled to accept it - out of necessity , if for no other
reason . Wells was here providing fictional support for the major political
campaign being waged by ...
Like Newton , Kilton is an optimist about science , believing in freedom of
research , universal sharing of discoveries , and freedom from political or social
responsibilities . He argues , like the amoral scientists of the previous chapter : “ I
This is the case in James Aldridge ' s novel The Diplomat ( 1949 ) , in which Ivre
MacGregor , a British micropaleontologist working in Iran , unwillingly becomes
involved in the political machinations of governments during the cold war .
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