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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There was thus a marked degree of pessimism about the future of mankind ,
which militated against that belief in progress that underlies the pursuit of science
in the modern sense . In addition , there was no prevailing confidence that the ...
world . They imagine that they have great power over nature or are about to
acquire it through some new discovery , but they pose no threat to society
because , not having the sense to realize their own stupidity , they are easily
outwitted or ...
Wright ' s painting conveys vividly a sense of devout contemplation on the part of
the onlookers , ranging from young children to middle - aged men and women .
Derby Museum and Art Gallery . Cartesian vortexes and other complex theories ...
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