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    Routledge. 2005.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was the first great English philosopher and one of the most important theorists of human nature and politics in the history of Western thought.
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    Discussion – Infallibility*: A. P. MARTINICH
    Religious Studies 18 (1): 81-86. 1982.
    Patrick McGrath has argued that my defence of papal infallibility does not succeed. His basic strategy is to establish that, contrary to my arguments, infallible papal utterances are statements and not merely declarations. He wants this result in order to go on to show that the Pope, in possession of no priviliged epistemic access to the world, is not infallible. I agree that the Pope has no priviliged epistemic access; so that is not in dispute. What is in dispute is the fundamental question of…Read more
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    Hobbes's reply to republicanism
    Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 1. 2004.
    A. P. Martinich aims at explaining Hobbes’s criticism of Republicanism. Trying to adopt a middle position between subjection and liberty, Hobbes develops a theory of natural liberty which is compatible with both fear and necessity and civil liberty. He thus defines civil liberty as the extent to which a subject is free from laws and obligations, the degree of freedom not being determined by the kind of government a citizen is obliged to. As far as the liberty of states is concerned, Hobbes estab…Read more
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    Surfaces, by Avrum Stroll
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (2): 476-478. 1991.
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    Philosophy and the History of Philosophy
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (3). 2003.
    Two recent articles described two ways of writing the history of philosophy, one analytic, the other historical, as if the history of philosophy cannot be both analytically sharp and contextually informed at the same time. I recommend the practice of "philosophical history of philosophy," which combines the advantages of the analytic and historical methods
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    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (2): 476-478. 1991.
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    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (2). 2005.
    Hobbes' classic work has set the tone for the course of political philosophy through to our own day. This new Broadview edition includes the full text of the 1651 edition, together with a wide variety of background documents that help set the work in context. Also included are an introduction, explanatory notes, and a chronology
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    A Companion to Analytic Philosophy (edited book)
    with E. David Sosa
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2001.
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    Obligation, ability andprima facie promising
    Philosophia 17 (3): 323-330. 1987.
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    The distribution of terms
    with Berndard D. Katz
    Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 17 (2): 279-283. 1976.
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    Religious Studies 16 (1). 1980.
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    Thomas Hobbes
    with Brian Richardson
    Philosophy East and West 48 (4): 671. 1998.
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    Fiction as an Institution
    Comparative Philosophy 8 (1). 2017.
    John Searle and I agree about many important aspects about individual speech acts within fiction. I hope to reduce the area of disagreement by explaining how much work an analysis of fiction as linguistic behavior can do to solve the problems of truth and reference in fiction. The elements of the analysis include a concept of suspending H. P. Grice’s maxims of conversation, a view about criteria for the application of words and concepts, and the acceptance of institutions and institutional facts…Read more
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    _Philosophical Writing: An Introduction_, _4th Edition_, features numerous updates and revisions to A. P. Martinich’s best-selling text that instructs beginning philosophy students on how to craft a well-written philosophical essay. Features an entirely new chapter on how to read a philosophical essay, new sections on quantification and modality, and rhetoric in philosophical writing, as well as more updated essay examples Includes many new essay examples and an accompanying website with further…Read more
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    Philosophy of Language (edited book)
    Routledge. 2009.
    What do ‘meaning’ and ‘truth’ mean? And how are they situated in the concrete practices of linguistic communication? What is the relationship between words and the world? How—with words—can people do such varied things as marry, inaugurate a president, and declare a country’s independence? How is language able to express knowledge, belief, and other mental states? What are metaphors and how do they work? Is a mathematically rigorous account of language possible? Does language make women invisibl…Read more
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    John Marenbon, "Early Medieval Philosophy : An Introduction" (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (3): 425. 1985.
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    The Achilles of Rationalist Arguments (review)
    International Studies in Philosophy 8 236-238. 1976.
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    Leviathan - Revised Edition (edited book)
    with Brian Battiste
    Broadview Press. 2010.
    Thomas Hobbes’s _Leviathan_ is the greatest work of political philosophy in English and the first great work of philosophy in English. Beginning with premises that were sometimes controversial, such as that every human action is caused by the agent’s desire for his own good, Hobbes derived shocking conclusions, such as that the civil government enjoys absolute control over its citizens and that the sovereign has the right to determine which religion is to be practiced in a commonwealth. Hobbes’s…Read more
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    Necessity and competence
    The Philosophers' Magazine 50 82-83. 2010.