Aksel Sterri

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 Oslo
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I am a PhD fellow in philosophy, working on topics in applied ethics, and especially the morality of markets. I am affiliated with the project "What should not be bought and sold?", funded by the SAMKUL scheme of the Research Council of Norway.

I'm currently at Harvard's Department of Government as a Visiting Fellow on a Fulbright scholarship, working on the ethical limits of markets, the ethics of emergencies, methods in applied ethics, sex robots, and sex selection. Michael Sandel is my academic supervisor and I'm a Teaching Fellow in Tech Ethics.

Formerly I've been affiliated with Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. 

When I am not writing academic papers, I involve myself in the public debate about difficult ethical issues, such as selective abortion, markets in contested commodities and vegetarianism. I'm a regular contributor to the Norwegian daily Dagbladet. You can find my writings (in Norwegian) here.

The podcast Moralistene is a part of this exercise. On this podcast, my supervisor Ole Martin Moen and I discuss ethical issues of relevance for the wider public, and interview prominent philosophers like Peter Singer and Helga Varden. I hope you like it.

Tags: Applied Ethics, Commodification, Philosophy, Ethics


  • Moen, Ole Martin & Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2018). Pedophilia and Computer-Generated Child Pornography, In David Boonin (ed.),  Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-93906-3.  29.  s 369 - 382
  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2018). Provokativ offentlig filosofi. Etikk i praksis.  ISSN 1890-3991.  12(2), s 105- 128 . doi: 10.5324/eip.v12i2.2539

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  • Moen, Ole Martin & Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2019). Aktiv dødshjelp: Etikk ved livets slutt. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202594848.  132 s.
  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen (ed.) (2014). Global citizen - challenges and responsibility in an interconnected world. Sense Publishers.  ISBN 9789462099289.  128 s.

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Published Apr. 6, 2017 8:57 AM - Last modified Sep. 15, 2019 3:05 PM