Evolutionary roots of deception and self-deception

I want to bring your attention to the work of philosopher David Livingstone Smith. David is one of the foremost theorists in:

1. Biologically informed philosophical naturalism
2. Evolution and human nature
3. Deception and self-deception
4. The evolutionary psychology of war and peace
5. Dehumanization

His recent books include Less Than Human (forthcoming); The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origins of War; and Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind. David was also guest editor of the most recent double issue of the Journal of Mind and Behavior. Here is a recent interview with David: he is a terrific expositor and, as he says, unlike many philosophers he is not ploughing a narrow field of interest only to philosophers. I see from David’s blog that he is featured in a CBC documentary as well – see here.