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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In the final Apocalypse , represented in his Jerusalem ( 1804 ) , Bacon , Newton ,
and Locke , who , whatever their errors , were sincere seekers after truth , appear
in the heavens as the foremost representatives of Science , counterbalancing ...
Representations of the Scientist in Western Literature Roslynn D. Haynes,
Roslynn Haynes. Sometimes I call this reality Science , sometimes I call it Truth ” (
335 ) . The qualities George possesses or acquires that enable him to overcome
to complete his scientific work but also to evolve a philosophical and ethical
reassessment of the nature of truth , which has clear implications for Brod ' s
contemporaries . “ A truth for which man is not prepared to die is no truth . . . . A
man who ...
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
The Scientist as Hero
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