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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... doubt about the time of conception , the scientist demands irrefutable empirical
evidence for or against her possible infidelity ; he cannot accept a truth that must
be based on trust in the girl . He therefore abandons her , although he is equally
Rice ' s determination may be the only possible heroism in the real world , it is
clearly a very qualified one . In A Sort of Traitors ( 1949 ) , its title a quotation from
Richard II , 26 Balchin explores the various temptations that assail a group of ...
At this stage he still believes that noninvolvement is possible . “ I said - OK , no
calculation is pure . Therefore calculate no more . I gave up , . . . I closed down . I
exiled me into my own head . If you are shit scared of the damage you can do , do
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