Vol. 4 No. 1 (2013): Science/Fiction

Excursions Issue 4.1: "Science/Fiction"

That science is the dominant discourse of truth in our society is now undeniable. Yet one does not have to repudiate the truths science can offer us in order to question its relation to power, its seeming stranglehold over truth, which is tragically reflected at university level by the disproportionate funding cuts to the humanities. It is not that we should simply cast the humanities as the victim, here; rather, and equally pertinently, the many merits of science are adversely affected by such a political alignment, too. Can fiction not offer us another kind of truth?

Published: 2013-06-01