Subrena Smith

Phone: (603) 862-4215
Office: Philosophy, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 249T, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Cornell University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Cornell University
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of London

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of biology
  • Philosophy of evolutionary explanation
  • Philosophy of Science

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 401: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 435: Human Nature and Evolution
  • PHIL 444: Remaking Nature/Ethics & Polt
  • PHIL 500: Workshop
  • PHIL 780: Spc Top/

Selected Publications

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

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

Most Cited Publications