Dr Eric KERR
Designation : Research Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-28
Telephone : 6606 4212
Status : Staff
Introduction

Dr Kerr joined ARI as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Science, Technology and Society Cluster on 15 July 2013 and is currently a Research Fellow with effect from 15 July 2016.

Having originally trained as a lawyer in Scotland, Eric received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in 2013. His writing centres on the philosophy of technology and social epistemology with a focus on petroleum engineering in Thailand and digital culture in Singapore. Eric has published on topics including the internet in Singapore, knowledge in engineering, scientific evidence, extended cognition, curation, the American pragmatist philosopher Richard Rorty, and experimental, applied, and cross-cultural philosophy. He co-edited and contributed three chapters to the textbook, The Philosophy of Information: A Simple Introduction, with University College London.

He also teaches at Tembusu College. Previously he has taught in the Department of Philosophy at NUS and at the University of Edinburgh. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Vienna and Delft University of Technology. He is currently Associate Editor with Social Epistemology and the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective where he oversees the book review section.

Brief Write-Up on Proposed Work

While at ARI, Eric is following several threads from his doctoral dissertation on petroleum engineering and social epistemology as well as being involved in new collaborative projects on disasters, the internet in Southeast Asia, and imaginations of the future of technology and the city in Singapore.

Brief Write-Up on Proposed Work

While at ARI, Eric is following several threads from his doctoral dissertation on petroleum engineering and social epistemology as well as being involved in new collaborative projects on disasters, the internet in Southeast Asia, and imaginations of the future of technology and the city in Singapore.