Eric M. Peterson, PhD
Eric M. Peterson, PhD

Eric M. Peterson, PhD

Heider College of Business


  • Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Imagination

Academic Appointments


  • Marketing and Management


  • Instructor

Teaching Activity

  • Fall 2017- BUS 356 (two sections)
  • Fall 2018- BUS 356 (two sections); MBA 776 (online); DBA 800c
  • Spring 2018- BUS 356 (three sections)
  • Summer 2018- MBA 776 (online)


Eric Peterson is Visiting Assitant Professor of Business Ethics and Society at Heider College of Business, Creighton University.  His research interests include imagination, ethics, and philosophy of religion.  He also serves as the managing editor for The Junkyard: A scholarly blog devoted to the study of imagination. When he is not teaching or doing research, he is busy playing with his four children and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.

Publications and Presentations


  • , Business Ethics Journal Review, v6 n5, 24-29, 2018


  • “On the Relation Between Imagining and Supposing” Under Review
  • “Imaginative Resistance and Variation” Under Review


  • “Price Gouging Revisited: Toward an Economics-Informed Ethics of Substitution by Buyers in Emergency Situations” with Alexei Marcoux and Michael Thomas accepteded for presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting for the Society of Business Ethics (forthcoming), 2018
  • Commentary on “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” by Emine Tuna, 2018 Pacific APA, 2018
  • “Imaginative Resistance, Context, and Variation”
    Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology Annual Meeting March 2018, 2018
  • “Imagining as a Kind of Supposing: A Reply to Amy Kind” 
    Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology Annual Meeting March 2017, 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Imagination, ethics (especially in the business world), philosophy of religion.

Awards and Honors

  • $500 honorarium, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, 2018
  • Graduate Student Travel Funding 2017, University of Kentucky, 2017