Faculty Profile

Rebekah Rice

Rebekah Rice

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Email: ricer@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2080
Office: Marston Hall 213

Education: BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1996; MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2000; PhD, Brown University, 2007. At SPU since 2007.

Dr. Rebekah Rice’s areas of expertise include Action Theory (including causal theories of action, agent causation, and free will), Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Religion. She teaches in these areas, as well as in Early Modern Philosophy.


Death and Persistence

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, under contract

For the Cambridge Elements series.

Selected Publications

Co-edited Special Issue (with Daniel McKaughan and Daniel Howard-Snyder) on approaches to faith, for the International Journal of Philosophy of Religion, volume 88 (2017).

"Mental Causation," in Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith, and Neil Levy (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Free Will. Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2016.

"Reasons and Divine Action: A Dilemma," in Kevin Timpe and Daniel Speak (eds.), Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns. Oxford University Press, 2016.

"Resurrection of the Body? Physicalism and the Possibility of Life after Death," Weter Faculty Award Lecture, SPU, 2012.

"Agent Causation and Acting for Reasons," American Philosophical Quarterly 48 (2011): 333-346.

"What is a Causal Theorist to Do about Omissions?Modern Schoolman 88 (2011): 123-144.

Additional Resources

Please see Dr. Rice’s CV (.pdf) for a list of her publications.

Dr. Rice's website