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    William James on Truth and Invention in Morality
    European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 2 (2): 127-161. 2010.
    In what follows I shall investigate how the notions of truth and invention inform our moral life. In particular, I will show how this idea has been explored by William James in his seminal essay The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life (MPML), by far his most clear-cut piece of moral philosophy. I will claim that the dialectics of the essay cannot be apprehended independently from the understanding of the moral psychology and epistemology James elaborates in his writings on pragmatism and the ph…Read more
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    Brandom and Pragmatism: Remarks on a Still Open Question
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (1): 129-139. 2016.
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    William James's Hidden Religious Imagination: A Universe of Relations by Jeremy Carrette
    with Alan Rosenberg
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 50 (2): 313-317. 2014.
    Jeremy Carrette is one of the most interesting contemporary scholars writing on James’s philosophy of religious experience. In the present volume the author expands and deepens the scope of his previous researches by investigating the epistemological and metaphysical dimensions of James’s work on religion. The resulting interpretation is an sophisticated and ambitious one: Carrette argues that most accounts of James’s writings on religion—and of his thought as a whole—have been vitiated by a “di…Read more
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    A History of Habit: From Aristotle to Bourdieu ed. by Tom Sparrow, Adam Hutchinson
    with Alan Rosenberg
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 53 (4): 635-640. 2017.
    The collection by Sparrow and Hutchinson gathers together philosophers and sociologists to discuss the ever fascinating yet surprisingly underplayed theme of habit: its history and place in the western philosophical tradition, from the ancients to the contemporary scene. A collection such as this has been long overdue, and surprisingly so, given the centrality of habits in our understanding and organization of ourselves and of the world. We human beings are in fact complex bundles of habits embo…Read more
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    Style and /as Philosophy in William James
    Journal of Philosophical Research 39 339-352. 2014.
    Far from offering a comprehensive overview or a definitive statement of James’s philosophical style, the aim of this entry is to articulate the intertwinement of James’s unique way of writing and lecturing with his reflection on, and thus his use of, style. I shall take James’s writings on pragmatism as exemplary. In these metaphilosophical works we find articulated a picture of philosophy as a critical, transformative activity, one in which the way one expresses oneself gets itself rubricated a…Read more
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    Deleuze and Pragmatism eds. by Sean Bowden et al
    with Alan Rosenberg
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 52 (2): 312-317. 2016.
    The editors of this collection aim to fill a notable gap in the scholarship on Gilles Deleuze, pragmatism, and their reciprocal relations. This task is approached along two main lines, corresponding roughly to the volume’s two parts: on the one hand, by reconstructing Deleuze’s direct or potential engagements with classical pragmatism, while on the other hand by investigating the real or virtual exchanges between Deleuze’s rich philosophical production and most contemporary varieties of pragmati…Read more
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    Alessio Vaccari’s volume represents a major achievement in Hume scholarship as well as in contemporary reflection on philosophical ethics. Le etiche della virtù. La riflessione contemporanea a partire da Hume will be of much value to both historians of moral philosophy and contemporary ethicists who are versed in the ongoing discussions over the nature and point of moral thought. In an intellectual landscape dominated by a legalistic conception of ethics, Vaccari’s investigation is a historiogra…Read more
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    Introduction: Normativity
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 23 (3): 319-322. 2015.
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    Sergio Franzese reader of James (review)
    European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 2 (2): 228-232. 2010.
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    Facts and Values: The Ethics and Metaphysics of Normativity (edited book)
    with Giancarlo Marchetti
    Routledge. 2016.
    This collection offers a synoptic view of current philosophical debates concerning the relationship between facts and values, bringing together a wide spectrum of contributors committed to testing the validity of this dichotomy, exploring alternatives, and assessing their implications. The assumption that facts and values inhabit distinct, unbridgeable conceptual and experiential domains has long dominated scientific and philosophical discourse, but this separation has been seriously called into…Read more
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    Marchetti offers a revisionist account of James's contribution to moral thought in the light of his pragmatic conception of philosophical activity. He sketches a composite picture of a Jamesian approach to ethics revolving around the key notion and practice of a therapeutic critique of one's ordinary moral convictions and style of moral reasoning.
  • The Quest for Moral Progress: Lessons from Diamond and Rorty
    Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 27 (78): 347-59. 2016.
  • Behind and Beyond the Fact/Value Dichotomy
    with Giancarlo Marchetti
    In Giancarlo Marchetti & Sarin Marchetti (eds.), Facts and Values: The Ethics and Metaphysics of Normativity, Routledge. 2016.
  • The turn of the twentieth century witnessed the birth of two distinct philosophical schools in Europe: analytic philosophy and phenomenology. The history of 20th-century philosophy is often written as an account of the development of one or both of these schools, as well as their overt or covert mutual hostility. What is often left out of this history, however, is the relationship between the two European schools and a third significant philosophical event: the birth and development of pragmatis…Read more
  • H. Bergson, Sur Le Pragmatisme De William James, Ed. By S. Madelrieux, Paris, Puf, 2011 (review)
    European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 4 (1): 307-319. 2012.
  • Review of Gavin, William James in Focus
    Notre Dame Philosophical Review 1 (10). 2013.
  • Tendenze odierne: Haack, West, Brandom e Shusterman
    In Rosa Maria Calcaterra, Giancarlo Marchetti & Giovanni Maddalena (eds.), Pragmatismo. Dalle origini agli sviluppi contemporanei, Carocci. pp. 325-136. 2015.