• _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
  • Substantially updated and revised, the third edition of _Philosophical Writing_ is designed to help those with little or no experience in philosophy to think and write successfully. Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draft stage to completion Now includes new examples of the structures of a philosophical essay, new examples of rough drafts, tips on how to study for a test and a new section on how to utilize the internet effectively Written with clarity and wit by a bestselli…Read more
  • A Companion to Analytic Philosophy (edited book)
    with E. David Sosa
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2001.
    A Companion to Analytic Philosophy is a comprehensive guide to many significant analytic philosophers and concepts of the last hundred years. Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significant analytic philosophers of the last one hundred years. Offers clear and extensive analysis of profound concepts such as truth, goodness, knowledge, and beauty. Written by some of the most distinguished philosophers alive, some of whom have entries in the book devoted to them.
  • Substantially updated and revised, the third edition of _Philosophical Writing_ is designed to help those with little or no experience in philosophy to think and write successfully. Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draft stage to completion Now includes new examples of the structures of a philosophical essay, new examples of rough drafts, tips on how to study for a test and a new section on how to utilize the internet effectively Written with clarity and wit by a bestselli…Read more
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    Substantially updated and revised, the third edition of Philosophical Writing is designed to help those with little or no experience in philosophy to think and write successfully. Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draft stage to completion Now includes new examples of the structures of a philosophical essay, new examples of rough drafts, tips on how to study for a test and a new section on how to utilize the internet effectively Written with clarity and wit by a bestselling…Read more
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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
  • Leviathan, Parts I and Ii - 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
  • Howard R. Cell and James I. MacAdam, "Rousseau's Response to Hobbes" (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (1): 125. 1991.
  • The Philosophy of Language, 3e éd
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 189 (3): 393-394. 1999.
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    Infallibility: A. P. MARTINICH
    Religious Studies 16 (1): 15-27. 1980.
    It has often been charged that the doctrine of papal infallibility is either false or incoherent. These charges stem, I believe, from a misunderstanding of the logical character of infallible papal utterances, a misunderstanding shared alike by friends and foes of the doctrine. In this paper, I shall argue that the doctrine is both coherent and correct. I devote section I to uncovering some of the sources of this misunderstanding and thereby defending what might be called my negative thesis, nam…Read more
  • Hobbes a Biography
    Cambridge University Press. 1999.
    Thomas Hobbes is recognized as one of the fathers of modern philosophy and political theory. In his own time he was as famous for his work in physics, geometry, and religion. He associated with some of the greatest writers, scientists, and politicians of his age. Martinich has written a complete and accessible biography of Hobbes. The book takes full account of the historical and cultural context in which Hobbes lived, drawing on both published and unpublished sources. It will be a great resourc…Read more
  • The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Hobbes (edited book)
    with Kinch Hoekstra
    Oxford University Press. forthcoming.
  • Noel Malcolm, ed., The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (4): 686-687. 1995.
  • Linguistic Refutations of Skepticism
    Facta Philosophica: Internazionale Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsphilosophie: International Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 2 75-93. 2000.
  • Paul Grice, Aspects of Reason
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (2): 273-273. 2002.
  • Quentin Skinner, Visions of Politics
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (4): 555-557. 2003.
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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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    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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    A Companion to Analytic Philosophy (edited book)
    with E. David Sosa
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2001.
  • Presbyterians in'Behemoth'(T. Hobbes)
    Filozofski Vestnik 24 (2): 121-138. 2003.
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    Meaning and Intention: Black Versus Grice
    Dialectica 44 (1‐2): 79-98. 1990.
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    God, Emperor and Relative Identity
    Franciscan Studies 39 (1): 180-191. 1979.
    This article defends my claim, first presented in "identity and trinity," "journal of religion" (1978), that the doctrine of the trinity is consistent. drawing upon tertullian's defense of the doctrine in "adversus praxean", i argue that the logic of the trinity is similar to the logic of emperorship. at various times, two persons, for example, diocletian and maximian, were the same emperor of the roman empire, just as three persons are the same god
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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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