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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CENTURY - CENTURY Baconian method , with its assumption that eventually
man will fully understand and exploit the mysteries of the universe . Here , again ,
there are echoes of Faustus the overreacher , particularly in the implications of ...
Their case against the classical mechanics , which formed the basis of
Enlightenment science , was that by limiting the universe to the sum of separate ,
measurable entities it limited man as well , denying the validity of emotions ,
Like Swithin St . Cleeve in Thomas Hardy ' s Two on a Tower , he points to the
history of catastrophes throughout the universe , quoting von Humboldt ' s
account of the destruction of a star in Cassiopeia and the deterioration of Sirius .
That is ...
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The Scientist under Scrutiny
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