See also:
Profile: Jonathan Peterson (Loyola University, New Orleans)
  1. Jonathan Peterson (2015). Legal Moralism, Interests and Preferences: Alexander on Aesthetic Regulation. Philosophia 43 (2):485-498.
    Legal moralists hold that the immorality of an action is a sufficient reason for the state to prevent it. Liberals in the tradition of Mill generally reject legal moralism. However, Larry Alexander has recently developed an argument that suggests that a class of legal restrictions on freedom that most liberals endorse is, and perhaps can only be, justified on moralistic grounds. According to Alexander, environmental restrictions designed to preserve nature or beauty are forms of legal moralism. In this paper, I (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Jonathan Peterson (2008). Enlightenment and Freedom. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (2):pp. 223-244.
    Kant’s main concern in his famous essay on enlightenment is the relation between enlightenment and the political order. His account of this relation turns on the idea of the freedom of public reason. This paper develops a new interpretation of Kant’s concept of public reason. First, it argues that Kant conceives of public reasoning as a matter of speaking in one’s own name to the commonwealth of the public. Second, it draws on Kant’s republican conception of freedom in order to (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Jonathan Peterson (2008). Lockean Property and Literary Works. Legal Theory 14 (4):257.
    This paper develops a Lockean account of literary property. Seana Shiffrin has recently argued, on the basis of an egalitarian interpretation of Locke's theory of property, that the Lockean view does not justify property rights in intellectual works. I argue that Shiffrin fails to take an important strand of Locke's view into account, namely, the view that makers have rights to what they have made. If this aspect of Locke's view is given its proper place, a plausible Lockean account of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation