Rico Vitz

Professor and Chair
Department of Philosophy
Azusa Pacific University

Executive Vice President-Treasurer
The Hume Society
E-mail: vicepresident@humesociety.org

Executive Committee
The Society of Christian Philosophers


RICO VITZ is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University. He serves as the Executive Vice President-Treasurer of the Hume Society and on the Executive Committee of the Society of Christian Philosophers. He is the author of Reforming the Art of Living: Nature, Virtue, and Religion in Descartes’s Epistemology, co-editor of The Ethics of Belief: Individual and Social, and the editor of Turning East: Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian Faith. His work has appeared in The Oxford Handbook of David Hume, Journal of the History of Philosophy, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (forthcoming), Hume Studies, Faith & Philosophy (forthcoming), The Modern Schoolman, Journal of Philosophical Research, and Christian Bioethics. He recently served as a guest editor for Res Philosophica and was a Research Fellow at Biola University's Center for Christian Thought.

News and Notes

  • Hume's Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Psychology under contract with Routledge.
  • Elected to the Executive Committee of the Society of Christian Philosophers (2017-2019).
  • "The Divine Energies and the 'End of Human Life'" (with Marissa Espinoza), forthcoming in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
  • An interview with Tudor Petcu for Studia Humana (2015).  
  • Res Philosophica 92:3 (2015): "Moral and Religious Themes in Humean Philosophy"
  • Reforming the Art of Living (Springer), now in print (15 Nov 2014)
  • The Ethics of Belief (OUP), now in print (14 Aug 2014)
  • An interview with "Conversations on Orthodoxy" about Turning East (4 Jan 2014)