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Rory Smead
Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University

Rory Smead is associate professor of philosophy and the Ronald L and Linda A Rossetti professor for the humanities at Northeastern University in Boston. His research has been published by Nature Climate Change, Scientific Reports, and Philosophy of Science, among others.

Written by Rory Smead