Kenan Sahin Dean
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
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Agustin Rayo is a professor of philosophy. His research lies at the intersection of the philosophy of logic and the philosophy of language. He is the author of numerous articles and two books: The Construction of Logical Space (OUP, 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 SHASS Dean, Rayo served terms as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the School, and he served as head of house at one of our undergraduate dormitories.