Researchers at UCD


Sarin Marchetti

Occasional Lecturer

School Of Philosophy
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168269


I completed my BA, MA and PhD studies at Sapienza Università di Roma (2002-2011), and have been visiting scholar at Columbia University (2009-2010). I have been visiting postdoctoral researcher (2011-2012), post-doctoral research assistant and part-time lecturer (2012-2013), and Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow (2013-2015) at University College Dublin, where I am currently a Teaching Fellow.


Honours and Awards

Year: 2012.
Title: The American Voice in Philosophy
Year: 2015.
Title: Pragmatism, Wittgenstein, and the Virtues: Three Heterodox Approaches to Ethics
Year: 2014.
Title: Pragmatism: Ethics and Method
Year: 2013.
Title: Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
Year: 2011.
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Year: 2007.
Title: PhD fellowship


Association: American Philosophical Association, Function/Role: International Member
Association: Associazione Pragma, Function/Role: Member
Association: APORO, Function/Role: Postdoctoral Fellow
Association: Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Pragmatist Association, Function/Role: Member

Conference Contributions

M. Baghramian, A. Mahon, S. Marchetti and F. McHugh (2014) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Philosophy, Literature, America, UCD , 30-MAY-14 - 31-MAY-14.
Sarin Marchetti (2012) [Conference Organising Committee Member], Dangerous Minds, Dangerous Methods. Psychology, Ethics and Violence, Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia , 12-NOV-12 - 14-NOV-12.
Sarin Marchetti (2012) [Conference Organising Committee Member], The American Style in Philosophy, University College Dublin , 11-JUN-12 - 12-JUN-12.
Sarin Marchetti (2012) [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Relevance of American Philosophy, University of Roma Tre , 19-SEP-12 - 22-SEP-12.
Sarin Marchetti (2013) [Conference Organising Committee Member], Philosophical Revolutions: Pragmatism, Phenomenology and Analytic Philosophy 1895-1935, University College Dublin , 20-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13.
Sarin Marchetti (2013) [Conference Organising Committee Member], Philosophies of Philosophy, University College Dublin , 17-JUL-13 - 19-JUN-13.


Employer: University College Dublin
Position: IRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Part-Tim Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: Sapienza Università di Roma
Position: Teaching Assistant


Year 2011 Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Qualification: PhD Subject: Philosophy
Year 2007 Institution: Sapienza Università di Roma
Qualification: MA (With Distinction) Subject: Philosophy
Year 2005 Institution: Philosophy
Qualification: BA (Hons.) Subject: Philosophy



Journals Edited

European Journal Of Pragmatism And American Philosophy: Editorial Board member.



Sarin Marchetti (2015) Ethics and Philosophical Critique in William James. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

S. Marchetti (2016) 'Hortatory Ethics' In: Alex Klein (eds). Oxford Handbook of William James. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2015) 'Tendenze odierne: Haack, West, Brandom, Shusterman' In: R. M. Calcaterra, G. Maddalena, and G. Marchetti (eds). Il pragmatismo. Rome: Carocci. [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2012) 'James, l'etica e la teoria morale' In: I. Pozzoni (eds). Pragmata. Per una ricostruzione storiografica dei pragmatismi. Rome: IF Press. [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2012) 'James e l'etica. Psicologia e Verità' In: I. Pozzoni (eds). Pragmatismi. Le origini della modernità. Milan: Limina Mentis. [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2012) 'Jamesiana' In: M. Alcaro, S. Emilio (eds). Pragmatismo e filosofia della biologia. Tra ontologia ed epistemologia. Roma: Aracne. [Details]

Edited Books

G. Marchetti and S. Marchetti (Ed.). (2016) Facts and Values: The Ethics and Metaphysics of Normativity. London and New York: Routledge. [Details]
Marchetti, S (Ed.). (2015) Normativity, International Journal of Philosophical Studies. London and New York: Taylor and Francis. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Sarin Marchetti (2016) 'Brandom and Pragmatism: Remarks on a Still Open Question'. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, . [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2015) 'Problematize et Reconstruct! Foucault, Genealogy, and Critique'. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, . [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2014) 'Style and/as philosophy in William James'. Journal of Philosophical Research, . [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2011) 'Richard J. Bernstein on Ethics and Philosophy between the Linguistic and the Pragmatic Turn'. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, . [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2011) 'James, Nietzsche and Foucault on Ethics and the Self'. Foucault Studies, 11 :126-155. [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2010) 'William James on Truth and Invention in Morality'. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, . [Details]

Other Journals

S. Marchetti (2016) 'La normatività politica e morale' Iride. Filosofia e discussione pubblica . [Details]
Marchetti, S. (2015) 'Unfamiliar Habits: James and the Ethics and Politics of Self-Experimentation' William James Studies . [Details]
A. Ficorilli, S. Marchetti (2009) 'La bioetica nell'agenda politica' Critica liberale . [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2006) 'Bioetica e identità: etica o biologia?' Filosofia e Questioni Pubbliche . [Details]

Conference Publications

S. Marchetti (2016) Third-Wave Pragmatism: Some Variations Towards a Transitionalist Critique of Education [Details]
S. Marchetti (2016) Dewey¿s Virtues and the Self International Workshop on the Dewey-Tuft Ethics [Details]
S. Marchetti (2015) Pragmatism and Quietism in Ethics Pragmatism, Wittgenstein, and the Virtues: Three Heterodox Approaches to Ethics [Details]
S. Laugier and S. Marchetti (2015) La philosophie morale américaine du perfectionnisme au pragmatisme Le pragmatisme dans les sciences sociales: traditions, usages, nouveaux défis [Details]
S. Marchetti (2015) Pragmatic Anti-Representationalism: A Family Therapy Second European Pragmatist Conference [Details]
S. Marchetti (2014) Unfamiliar Habits: James and the Ethics and Politics of Self-Experimentation . In: American Philosophical Association eds. American Philosophical Association - Central Division [Details]


Sarin Marchetti (2016) William James, La volontà di credere, Brescia: La Scuola. Translation [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2014) Daniela Angelucci, Deleuze and the Concepts of Cinema, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Translation [Details]

Book Reviews

S. Marchetti (2013) A. Boncompagni, Wittgenstein, lo sguardo e il limite. Book Reviews [Details]
S. Marchetti (2012) H. Bergson, Sur Le pragmatisme de William James. Book Reviews [Details]
S. Marchetti (2012) M. Balistreri, Etica e Romanzi. Book Reviews [Details]


S. Marchetti (2015) T. Throntveit, William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic. Reviews [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2014) W. J. Gavin, William James in Focus, Notre Dame Philosophical Review. Reviews [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2014) A. Vaccari, Le etiche della virtù, Hume Studies. Reviews [Details]
Sarin Marchetti (2014) J. Carrette, William James's Hidden Religious Imagination: A Universe of Relations, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. Reviews [Details]


Research Interests

AOS: Ethics (moral reasoning and the nature of moral thought) and Pragmatism (classical and contemporary).
AOI: Metaphilosophy (quietism and genealogy) and History of Analytic Philosophy (Wittgenstein and conceptual analysis).

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Pragmatism, Wittgenstein, and Virtue Ethics (PWVE)
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-15 / 30-NOV-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Pragmatism: Ethics and Method
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-14 / 30-APR-14

Recent Postgraduates

2014-5 Supervisor for MA candidate Mr. Sean Guildea (¿Wittgenstein, Theory, and Philosophical Therapy¿, UCD School of Philosophy)

2014-5 Second Reader for MA candidate Ms. Jennifer O¿Kelly (¿Cora Diamond and the Difficulty of Philosophy: Exploring the Philosophical Articulacy of Literary Language¿, UCD School of Philosophy)

2013- Thesis reader for PhD candidate Mr. Conor Morris (¿Work and Spirit: John Dewey¿s Theory of Inquiry and the Nature of Regulative Assumptions¿, UCD School of Philosophy)



Teaching Philosophy