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Rico Vitz, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Philosophy
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5813
Rico Vitz, Ph.D., specializes in early modern philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion. He is the author of Reforming the Art of Living: Nature Virtue and Religion in Descartes’s Epistemology (Springer, 2014) and the editor of The Ethics of Belief (Oxford, 2014) and Turning East: Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian Faith (St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2012).


  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.S., University of Utah
  • B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills


Honors College

School of Theology

  • Department of Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • HUM 324 – Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas
  • PHIL 220 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 320 – History of Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 330 – Ethics
  • PHIL 495 – Seminar in Philosophy