Peter Martin Jaworski

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Peter Martin Jaworski is an assistant teaching professor teaching business ethics at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business. He is a senior fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and a director of the Institute for Liberal Studies. Also, he has been a visiting research professor at Brown University. Jaworksi's academic work has been published or is forthcoming in several journals including Ethics, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Along with Jason Brennan, Jaworski is the author of Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests published in 2015. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown McDonough, Jaworksi was a visitor in the philosophy department at the College of Wooster, and was an instructor in philosophy at Bowling Green State University. 

Peter designed the The Business Project, one of many pedagogical innovations developed by GISME faculty. In addition to regular course work, students work in groups over the course of the semester creating a fictitious business. At various points in the semester, students must 1) present a business plan, 2) issue a company ethics statement, 3) research applicable regulations, 4) present an advertising campaign, 5) devise an employee compensation package, and 6) resolve a custom-made ethical dilemma prepared for the company by the professor. The ongoing business project allows the students to apply the ethical concepts they are learning in the course to a “business” in real time as they learn them. The students are simultaneously learning ethical principles and creating a context in which they may be applied. Further, although the company is fictitious, over the course of the semester the students become invested in their creation and want to see it succeed.

Peter has been responsible for collaborate efforts between GISME and the entrepreneurship faculty at the McDonough School of Business. He is also a lecturer at GISME's annual Workshop on Teaching Professional Business Ethics. 

Published Works


Markets without Limits (Routledge, 2015). (with Jason Brennan)



"Come On, Come On, Love Me for the Money," Business Ethics Review Journal 6: 30-35.  (with Jason Brennan) 


"Me and Mine," Philosophical Studies 175 (2017), 1-22. (with David Shoemaker)

"What Can Be for Sale?" in Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (Routledge, 2017).

"To Inspect and Make Safe: On the Morally Responsible Liability of Property Owners," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17:4 (2014), 697-709. (with David Faraci)


"Klotzes and Glotzes,  Semiotics and Embodying Normative Stances," Business Ethics Journal Review 4:2 (2016), 7-14 (with Jason Brennan)

"I'll Pay You Ten Bucks Not to Murder Me," Business Ethics Journal Review  4:9 (2016), 53-58. (with Jason Brennan)

"Progressivism for Me, but Not for Thee," University of Pennsylvania Constitutional Law Journal Online (2016). (with Kee En Chong)


"In Defense of Commodification," Moral Philosophy and Politics 2 (2015), 357-377.  (with Jason Brennan)

"If You May do it for Free, You May do it for Money," Cato Unbound (2015). (with Jason Brennan)

"Market Architecture: It’s the How, Not the What," Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 15 (2015), 231-250. (with Jason Brennan)

"Markets without Symbolic Limits," Ethics 125 (2015), 1053-1077. (with Jason Brennan)


"An Absurd Tax on our Fellow Citizens: The Ethics of Rent-seeking in the Market Failures (or Self-regulation) Approach," Journal of Business Ethics 121:3 (2014), 467-476.

"Blame the Politicians: A Government Failure Approach to Political Ethics." Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 12 (2014).


"In Defense of Fakes and Artistic Treason: Why Visually-indistinguishable Duplicates are as Good as the Originals," Journal of Value Inquiry 47:4 (2013), 391-405.

"Originalism All the Way Down. Or, the Explosion of Progressivism," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 26:2 (2013), 313-340.

"Moving Beyond Market Failure: When the Failure is Government's," Business Ethics Journal Review 1:1 (2013), 1-6.