Agustín Rayo
Associate Dean, MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Professor of Philosophy


Agustín Rayo has served as Associate Dean of the School since February 2016, with a portfolio that includes oversight of the School's mission in undergraduate education and diversity efforts.

A Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Rayo's research lies at the intersection of the philosophy of logic and the philosophy of language. He has done work on understanding the relationship between our language and the world it represents, on clarifying certain connections between logic and mathematics, and on investigating the limits of communicable thought.



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Rayo's course on edX: Paradox and Infinity
An introduction to highlights from the technical side of philosophy

Really, You're a Philosopher?
Rayo's explanation of what he does, for non-philosophers