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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nuclear war . Welcome the Bright World depicts two nuclear physicists , Max
Lewin and Sebastian Ayalti , who have invested all their emotion in trying to
understand the nature of the electromagnetic forces that hold the atom together
and the ...
What more potent symbol of science out of control could be conceived than the
significant probability that existed throughout the 1980s of accidental nuclear war
caused by failure of computers or communications , the two areas that ...
Wolf ' s nonindividualized presentation of the scientific “ experts ” who appear on
television to extol the merits and potential of nuclear power suggests that they too
are merely faceless units of the establishment , as much victims of the disaster ...
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