Fact, Fiction, and Supposition

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Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture

The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our third issue on the theme of 'Fact, Fiction, and Supposition'.

Societies, organizations, and individuals negotiate the boundaries between fact, fiction and supposition on a daily basis. These concepts affect the perception and pursuit of knowledge, cultural constructs, and creative practice. But, how are facts established, evaluated, and disseminated? What truths can be found in fiction? What are the dangers of supposition? We invite scholars in all fields to submit papers examining the concepts of fact, fiction and supposition, and their roles in daily life, scholarly research, world politics etc.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
• The pursuit or evaluation of knowledge
• The dissemination or concealment of knowledge
• Wikipedia and collaboratively generated information
• Friction between science and pseudo-science
• Science and religion in dialogue
• Imaginary knowledge
• Fiction/truth and memory
• The establishment of the "canon"
• The development of the scientific method
• Conflicting truths in the classroom
• Truth claims and the 2012 presidential election

Manuscripts are due on November 5th 2012.

Please visit our website for submission guidelines www.jeffersonjournal.org

Email jeffersonjournaluva@gmail.com with inquiries.