Rory Smead

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
education Ph.D., Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of California, Irvine
Mailing address 368 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Rory Smead is an assistant professor of philosophy at Northeastern University. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota Deluth, his MA from the University of California, and his PhD in logic and philosophy of science from the University of California, Irvine. Professor Smead’s research is currently focused on idealization and explanation in science as well as on the evolutionary connections between learning, language and social interaction.

Selected Publications

“An Evolutionary Paradox for Pro-Social Behavior,” (forthcoming) (co-authored with Patrick Forber) in the Journal of Philosophy;

“The Evolutionary Dynamics of Spite in Finite Populations,” 2012 (co-authored with Patrick Forber) in Evolution;

“Game Theoretic Equilibria and the Evolution of Learning,” in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (2012).