MITx Classes

We have four 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.

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

A rigorous introduction to ethics. We’ll think about well-being, objectivity, key historical figures and approaches, what we owe to others, and more. Class starts on June 10, 2020.

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

 

An introduction to highlights from the technical side of philosophy–from the higher infinite to Gödel’s Theorem. Class starts on June 10, 2020.

 

MITx Philosophy Awards

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.