•  12
    Surfaces
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (2): 476-478. 1991.
  •  2
    Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Thomas Hobbes by Timothy Raylor
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (4): 754-755. 2019.
    Timothy Raylor's book constitutes a major advance in understanding Thomas Hobbes's thought in several dimensions: of course, in philosophy and rhetoric, as his title indicates, but also in Hobbes's views of history, science, and civic humanism. Raylor's scholarship is of the highest order; and his judgment about texts, Hobbes's and others', is acute. His book should be as important to historians of philosophy as to rhetoricians and intellectual historians. Placing "Philosophy" and "Rhetoric" bef…Read more
  • Leviathan (edited book)
    Broadview Press. 2002.
    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.
  •  7
    Thomas Hobbes
    with Brian Richardson
    Philosophy East and West 48 (4): 671. 1998.
  • The Philosophy of Language
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 49 (2): 353-353. 1987.
  • Tom Sorell, "Hobbes" (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (1): 152. 1989.
  •  4
    John Marenbon, "Early Medieval Philosophy : An Introduction" (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (3): 425. 1985.
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    Parkin’s book covers the same period and much of the same material as John Bowle’s Hobbes and his Critics and Samuel Mintz’s The Hunting of Leviathan, but his scholarship is more extensive and significantly better than that of the earlier books. The scholarship is similar to that of Jeffrey Collins in Hobbes’s Allegiance and belongs to the same school of Cambridge contextualism. Parkin’s book contains good summaries of the books and pamphlets that were published about Hobbes’ political and relig…Read more
  • Anthony Manser, "Bradley's Logic" (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 24 (2): 285. 1986.
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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
  • Sacraments and speech acts, II
    Heythrop Journal 16 (4): 405-417. 1975.
  •  1
    Sacraments and speech acts, I
    Heythrop Journal 16 (3): 289-303. 1975.
  • The attributive use of proper names
    Analysis 37 (4): 159. 1977.
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    Ideal Interpretation: The Theories of Zhu Xi and Ronald Dworkin
    with Yang Xiao
    Philosophy East and West 60 (1): 88-114. 2010.
    Ideal interpretation is understanding a text in the best possible way. It is usually used when the text has a canonical status, such as the Bible or the U.S. Constitution. We argue that Zhu Xi’s view about interpreting the Four Books and Ronald Dworkin’s view about constitutional interpretation are examples of ideal interpretation and that their basic principles are similar. Each holds, roughly, that their target text contains moral truth; that the author’s mind requires the mediation of learnin…Read more
  •  2
    Necessity and competence
    The Philosophers' Magazine 50 82-83. 2010.
  •  4
    The Achilles of Rationalist Arguments (review)
    International Studies in Philosophy 8 236-238. 1976.
  • Philosophy in Question: Essays on a Pyrrhonian Theme (review)
    International Studies in Philosophy 22 (3): 116-117. 1990.
  • Hobbes (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 64 (3): 636-637. 2011.
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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
  • 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
  • Hobbes
    Routledge. 2005.
    Thomas Hobbes was the first great English philosopher and one of the most important theorists of human nature and politics in the history of Western thought. This superlative introduction presents Hobbes' main doctrines and arguments, covering all of Hobbes' philosophy. A.P. Martinich begins with a helpful overview of Hobbes' life and work, setting his ideas against the political and scientific background of seventeenth-century England. He then introduces and assesses, in clear chapters, Hobbes'…Read more
  • Leviathan, Parts I and Ii (edited book)
    Broadview Press. 2005.
    This Broadview edition of Hobbes's classic work of political philosophy includes the full text of Part I, Part II, and the Review and Conclusion. The appendices, which set the work in its historical context, include a rich selection of contemporary responses to Leviathan. Also included are an introduction, explanatory notes, and a chronology of Hobbes's life. Please note that the Broadview Edition of the complete Leviathan also remains available.
  • _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
  • _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