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Subrena Smith

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-4215
Office: Philosophy, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 249T, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 401W: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 435: Human Nature and Evolution
  • PHIL 435H: Honors/Human Nature & Evol
  • PHIL 440C: Hon/Find a Place for Humanity
  • PHIL 444: Remaking Nature/Ethics & Polt
  • PHIL 500: Workshop
  • PHIL 630: Neuroscience and Philosophy
  • PHIL 780: Special Topics

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Cornell University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Cornell University
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of London

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of biology
  • Philosophy of evolutionary explanation
  • Philosophy of Science

Selected Publications

  • Smith, S. E. (2020). Is Evolutionary Psychology Possible?. Biological Theory, 15(1), 39-49. doi:10.1007/s13752-019-00336-4

  • Smith, S. E. (2020). PURPOSES, PARTS, AND PERSONS. JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH, 45, 1-13. doi:10.5840/jpr2020116149

  • Smith, S. E. (2019). Worlds within Worlds: a Dilemma for Modal Realism. Auslegung a Journal of Philosophy, 33, 22-30. doi:10.17161/auslegung.v33i0.13248

  • Smith, S. (2018). Why policymaking should not be based on evolutionary accounts of human behavior. In D. Boonin (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy (1st ed., pp. 551-562). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from https://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9783319939063

  • Smith, S. E. (2017). Organisms as Persisters. Philosophy and Theory in Biology, 9(20171201). doi:10.3998/ptb.6959004.0009.014

  • Most Cited Publications