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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By demonstrative Philosophy They playnly prove all things are bodyes , And
those that talke of Qualitie They count them all to be meer Noddyes . Nature in all
her works they trace And make her as playne as nose in face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
... mechanical and set for a brilliant future in science , is emotionally retarded : “
He ' s emotionally underdeveloped in lots of ways . . . . Like a good many
scientists , he ' s still aged fifteen except in just the things that his science
The proponent of pure rationalism becomes its victim . The Selenites have , after
all , been conditioned to a flawless consistency . 42 . H . G . Wells , Tono -
Bungay ( 1909 ) ( London : Unwin , 1964 ) , 329 . 43 . In First and Last Things
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
The Scientist as Hero
The Impersonal Scientist
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