faustian faustian  /ˈfɔs tʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) pertaining to or resembling or befitting Faust or Faustus especially in insatiably striving for worldly knowledge and power even at the price of spiritual values

News

  • How Did Steve Jobs Turn Technology (And Apple) Into Religion?

    The technological values promoted by Apple are part of the Faustian bargain of technology, which both giveth and taketh away. Apple’s ads are allegorical attempts to domesticate foreign and abstract concepts, making them accessible and attractive to everyday adherents.        
    on August 8, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. "I like it very much, very much," he told MTV News about the script for the sequel. "By the way, I'm not knocking the first one, whatever people think. I stand by that movie as well. I thought it was a Faustian fairytale, like, if Disney were...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Nicolas Cage Source: MTV.com

  2. "There is a Faustian element to Nick's journey," Krause said. "It's an opportunity to play someone who is trying to do the right thing, but is tempted by wealth."
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Peter Krause Source: Indianapolis Star

  3. Barr said "the Faustian bargain" the Big 3 automakers reached with lawmakers "compounds the problem" of the massive bailouts backed by Congress and the Bush Administration, and apparently is structured so as to give the federal government...
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: Bob Barr Source: Independent Political Report

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