Grant Fisher Associate Professor
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Science and Values
  • Ethics and Governance of Emerging Technologies
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds, 2004

I am Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science in the Graduate School of Science, Technology, and Policy. I am interested in the development and use of scientific models in exploratory and speculative areas of science and technology and the social and ethical implications of this research. Much of my published work is concerned with models in chemistry but more recently I have been engaged with research on recent developments in toxicology and biomedicine. I am investigating how emerging forms of science and technology are shaping, as well as shaped by, various values and visions associated with innovation.

I came to KAIST in 2010 after working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London and teaching Humanities at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. I currently teach undergraduate classes in Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics for Public Policy, and Utopia and Dystopia (a multi-dsciplinary and multi-media exploration of visions of scientific and technological futures and social change). My graduate classes are Philosophy of Science Policy and the Ethics and Governance of Emerging Technologies. I am currently Head of the Minor Program in Science and Technology Policy.

  • Fisher, Grant, Gelfert, Axel and Friedrich Steinle (Eds.), “Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modelling in Science”, Perspectives on Science 29 (4) (July-August 2021).
  • Fisher, Grant “Stem Cell Toxicology: Ethical and Epistemic Constraints on In Vitro Models”, HYLE – International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry 27 (2021): 67-89.
  • Fisher, Grant “Content, Design, and Representation in Chemistry”, Foundations of Chemistry 19 (1) (2017): 17-28.
  • Scerri, Eric and Fisher, Grant (Eds.) Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
  • Chang, Hasok. and Fisher, Grant. “What the Ravens Really Teach Us: The Intrinsic Contextuality of Evidence”, in William Twining, Philip Dawid and Dimitra Vasilaki (Eds.). Evidence, Inference and Enquiry – Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol. 171 (2011) (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 345-370.
Graduate Courses Philosophy of Science Policy
The Ethics and Governance of Emerging Technologies
Undergraduate Courses Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics for Public Policy
Utopia and Distopia