MIT philosophy: MITx courses

We have three online philosophy courses, each of which is offered once a year. We give certificates and awards for high performance in these courses. The courses are hosted by edX, an online learning destination and MOOC provider founded by MIT and Harvard University in 2012.

Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness

Learn how to ask and answer big questions. Pursue a verified certificate to have your work graded and commented upon by professional philosophers.


Paradox and Infinity

An introduction to highlights from the technical side of philosophy--from the higher infinite to Gödel's Theorem.


Minds and Machines

An introduction to philosophy of mind, exploring consciousness, reality, AI, and more. The most in-depth philosophy course available online.

MITx Philosophy Award

Students displaying exceptional performance on MITx's philosophy MOOCs are eligible for the MITx Philosophy Award. High-School students are eligible for both the MITx Philosophy Award and the MITx High School Philosophy Award. See below for profiles of current and past winners.

2019 MITx Philosophy Award Winners
2018 MITx Philosophy Award Winners
2018 MITx High School Philosophy Award Winners
2017 MITx High School Philosophy Award Winners