Martin Peterson (1975) is the Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of History and Ethics of Professional Engineering at Textas A&M University. Up to 2014, he was Professor of Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology.
He works on ethical issues related to technology, risk and uncertainty, as well as on topics in ethical theory, decision theory, and various branches of applied ethics. Before coming to the Netherlands, he worked for three years at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Director of Studies in Philosophy at St Edmund’s College. He has also worked at a couple of technical universities in Sweden (KTH and Lulea University of Technology).
Peterson has authored three books. The Dimensions of Consequentialism is a research monograpgh published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. An Introduction to Decision Theory is an undergraduate textbook, published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. Here is a review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews and here is an errata list. In Non-Bayesian Decision Theory , published by Springer in 2008, Peterson defends his favourite non-Bayesian account of decision theory against its Bayesian rivals. Here is a review in Economics and Philosophy.
Scientific publications (selection)
- Roeser, S., Rafaela Hillerbrand, Martin Peterson and Per Sandin (eds.) (2013), Essentials of Risk Theory, Springer (short version of Handbook of Risk Theory)
- Roeser, S. (Editor-in-chief), Rafaela Hillerbrand, Martin Peterson and Per Sandin (Section editors) (2012), Handbook of Risk Theory, Springer (2 volumes, ca 1200 pp) available online