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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the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident of 1986 , Wolf further indicts what she
sees as the obsessive fascination of male scientists with technical problems at
the expense of personal relationships and social responsibility and links it with
The former atomic physicist Brian Easlea has explored this hypothesis in detail ,
both generally in relation to the perceived reification of nature and more
specifically in relation to the cult of nuclear weapons research as a masculine
assessed very little in relation to devotion to research and very considerably in
relation to social conscience . More recently , the noble scientist was
characterized by an ability to conceive of a viable future society in which the
claims of the ...
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