Aksel Sterri

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Mobile phone +4798039096
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student) Department of Education (Student)

I work on topics intersecting medicine, technology, and markets, and I currently teach courses in Applied Ethics and Examen Philosophicum.

My most recent paper, The Ethics of Emergencies, is published in Philosophical Studies and is available for free. It is co-authored with Ole Martin Moen.

I recently defended my PhD thesis in philosophy. You will find the thesis, titled Delicate Deals: Moral Choice on the Margins, on DUO.

My supervisor was Professor Ole Martin Moen and my opponents were:

I have been a Visiting Fellow at

  • Harvard's Government Department (2019-2020), under supervision by Professor Michael Sandel.
  • The University of Oxford's Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (2017, 2019), on invitation from Professor Julian Savulescu.

I am a regular contributor to the Norwegian press. You can find my writings in

I have also written books on

One the podcast Moralistene, 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


  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2020). Heller velferdsstat enn borgerlønn. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-1943.  2(3), s 126- 140 . doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2901-2020-02-03-04 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2020). Prize, Not Price: Reframing Rewards for Kidney Donors. Journal of Medical Ethics.  ISSN 0306-6800. . doi: /10.1136/medethics-2020-106172
  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen & Moen, Ole Martin (2020). The ethics of emergencies. Philosophical Studies.  ISSN 0031-8116.  s 1- 14 . doi: 10.1007/s11098-020-01566-0 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2019). Sex Selection in India: Why a ban is not justified. Developing World Bioethics.  ISSN 1471-8731.  20(3), s 150- 156 . doi: 10.1111/dewb.12250 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2018). Provokativ offentlig filosofi. Etikk i praksis.  ISSN 1890-3991.  12(2), s 105- 128 . doi: 10.5324/eip.v12i2.2539 Full text in Research Archive.

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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.
  • Sterri, Aksel Braanen (2014). Tilbake til politikken: Hvordan Arbeiderpartiet igjen skal bli folkets parti. Kagge Forlag AS.  ISBN 9788248914372.  250 s.

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Published Apr. 6, 2017 8:57 AM - Last modified Oct. 14, 2020 10:24 AM