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 , Hume Studies, Faith & Philosophy, 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. He is currently co-editing a book with Phil Reed on Hume's moral philosophy and contemporary psychology.

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)