Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of California, Irvine
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 Duluth, 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 the evolution of social behavior, the connections between evolution and learning, applications of game theory to ethics, and philosophical issues surrounding the use of idealized mathematical models in the social and biological sciences.
- “Deception and the evolution of plasticity.” Philosophy of Science (2014).
- “The role of social interaction in the evolution of learning.” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2014).
- “The evolution of fairness through spite.” (co-authored with Patrick Forber). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2014)
- “An evolutionary paradox for prosocial behavior.” (co-authored with Patrick Forber). The Journal of Philosophy (2014).