1. The Requirement

Concentration in the field of philosophy requires a total of three subjects in philosophy. Of these three subjects, one may be an introductory subject numbered 24.00 -24.09. No more than one introductory subject can count for concentration purposes, and all three concentration subjects may be non introductory subjects. The selection of three subjects must be "well-distributed", as determined by the concentration advisor, Agustin Rayo (32-D932, 617-253-2559, arayo@mit.edu).

Subjects that are cross-listed in another department can be used for the concentration in philosophy even if the student registers for them using the other department's subject number.

Besides subjects offered at MIT, subjects originating through transfer credit from another university will be counted toward the concentration requirement if MIT transfer credit has been given for a specific MIT philosophy subject. Other subjects originating through transfer credit from philosophy departments elsewhere may also be used, but only if approved by the philosophy transfer credit examiner, Caspar Hare (32-D940, 253-2648, casparh@mit.edu).

2. Application Forms

Concentration credit in philosophy is obtained by submitting an on-line proposal form and afterwards submitting a certificate of completion form. Proposal and completion forms can be found at http://studentformsandpetitions.mit.edu/. Both forms are reviewed and approved by the philosophy concentration advisor.

3. Consultation

Professor Rayo is available for consultation. Please contact him at 617-253-2559 or arayo@mit.edu for an appointment.

Ms. Jennifer Purdy in 32-D812 (x3-9372; purdy@mit.edu) will also be glad to be of help, both in giving general information and in directing students to the faculty advisors.


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updated: 28-aug-15