Knowing Uncertainty: A Selected Bibliography

May 4th, 2020


"In recent weeks, science fiction has been called upon with striking frequency to explainmake sense of, and survive our present crisis, from articles containing advice from astronauts on how to survive quarantines to memes.

These references to science fiction reflect a fundamental truth about how we know the world. As human beings, we dislike the unknown, and our brains are wired to fit unfamiliar phenomena into familiar patterns (called “schema” by cognitive scientists), through which we (believe we) know the world. Works of fiction often form such schema." Continue reading Knowing Uncertainty: How Science Fiction Helps us Make Sense of the Pandemic by Anastasia Klimchynskaya on Formations The SIFK Blog, and read up on the books mentioned below. 


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