Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

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Agustín Rayo

Office Phone 617-253-2559
Room 4-250


Agustín Rayo’s research lies at the intersection of the philosophy of logic and the philosophy of language. He has done work on the relationship between logic and mathematics and on the limits of communicable thought. He is the author of numerous articles and two books: The Construction of Logical Space (Oxford University Press, 2013) and On the Brink of Paradox (MIT Press, 2019), which won the 2020 PROSE Award for best textbook in the humanities. Rayo redesigned 24.118 Paradox and Infinity, a class on topics at the intersection of philosophy and mathematics that is taught both residentially and online. Before his current role as dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Rayo served terms as associate dean and interim dean of the school, and he served as head of house at one of MIT’s undergraduate dormitories.