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Aloysius Martinich


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Aloysius P. Martinich is an analytic philosopher and is the Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Professor History at University of Texas at Austin. His area of interest is the nature and practice of interpretation; history of modern philosophy; the philosophy of language and religion and the history of political thought. He is considered a foremost authority on Thomas ... more »

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  • There is, I confess, a hazard to the philosophical analysis of humor. If one rereads the passages that have been analyzed, one may no longer be able to laugh at them. This is an occupational hazard: P...
    A.P. Martinich (b. 1946), U.S. philosopher. "A Theory of Communication and the Depth of Humor," p. 29, Journal of Literary Semantics (1981).
  • ''But in philosophy, sometimes the baby ought to go out with the bath water.''
    A.P. Martinich (b. 1946), U.S. philosopher. Certainty and Surface in Epistemology and Philosophical Method, p. 181, Edwin Mellen Press (1991).
  • ''A philosopher once said, "Half of good philosophy is good grammar."''
    A.P. Martinich (b. 1946), U.S. philosopher. Philosophical Writing, p. xi, Prentice Hall (1989). Reportedly said by Avrum Stroll.
  • ''God primes the pump of obligation.''
    A.P. Martinich (b. 1946), U.S. philosopher. The Two Gods of Leviathan, p. 98, Cambridge University Press (1992). An explanation of Hobbes's theory...
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