The Golem and the Robot

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Plank, Robert. "The Golem and the Robot."' Literature and Psychology 15 (Winter 1965): 12-28.

Traces robots, cyborgs, and such to the Jewish legend of the golem. Right or wrong, RP's analysis has been influential and fruitful: so this is an important essay. E.g., cited approvingly by H. Bruce Franklin in his piece of "Automation," which see.

RDE, initial; finishing, 2Sep23