Aloysius P Martinich
Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: +1 512 471 6770
Aloysius Martinich is a specialist in the history of modern political philosophy and the philosophy of language. He is the author or editor of more than fifteen books. His "Philosophy of Language," now in its sixth edition with David Sosa (2011), has been the leading text in the field for more than 30 years. Dr. Martinich's books include "Communication and Reference" (1984), "The Two Gods of Leviathan" (1992), "A Hobbes Dictionary" (1995), and "Thomas Hobbes" (1997). His book, "Hobbes: A Biography" (1999) won the Robert W. Hamilton Faculty Book Award for 2000. He translated and wrote a commentary on Hobbes's "Computatio sive logica: Part One of De Corpore" (1981). He is the author, with Avrum Stroll, of "Much Ado about Nonexistence: Fiction and Reference" (2007). He and Kinch Hoekstra are coeditors of "The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes" (2015). He and David Sosa are coeditors of "Analytic Philosophy: An Anthology" (second edition, 2012) and "A Companion to Analytic Philosophy" (2001).
He is an expert on teaching students to write philosophical essays. His book, "Philosophical Writing," (2014) is in its fourth edition. He is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of "The Journal of the History of Philosophy," and has twice held NEH Fellowships. He has lectured extensively in China and has published articles on Chinese philosophy.
He won the Plan II Honors Chet Oliver Teaching Award in 2008. He was a Faculty Fellow for many years and was named Faculty Fellow the Year for 1997-8 and 2003-4.