Aloysius Patrick Martinich (born June 28, 1946) is an American 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 Hobbes.
Aloysius P. Martinich was born June 28, 1946 in Euclid General Hospital, Euclid, Ohio. He attended Catholic schools in the Cleveland area and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1964. He graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario in 1969 with a B.A. (First Honours), with a major in Honours Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in December, 1972, with a dissertation, Reference and the Axiom of Existence, under the direction of Avrum Stroll. Later, he and Stroll co-authored the major article, “Epistemology,” in the Encyclopedia Britannica and the book, Much Ado about Non-Existence.
He became assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin in 1973, and eventually became Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy. He is also professor of History and Professor of Government, through courtesy appointments. He has lectured at many universities in the United States, Europe, and China...
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