Joona Räsänen

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Mobile phone +47-22856721
Room GM 513
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

I am a Finnish bioethicist working at the University of Oslo in a project on epigenetics and bioethics of human embryonic development. My research interests are in applied philosophy and bioethics and my work has appeared in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics and Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy.

I am currently co-editing a special issue for the journal Bioethics on the topic of ethics of ectogenesis (artificial wombs). 

I regularly review papers for philosophy and bioethics journals. If you are a journal editor and need a referee for manuscripts please feel free to contact me.

During the winter of 2018-2019, I was visiting researcher at Aalto University, Helsinki.


I hold a Master’s degree in Social and Moral Philosophy from the University of Helsinki and a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Oulu.


Tags: Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics


Räsänen, Joona (2019). Schrödinger’s Fetus. Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy.

Räsänen, Joona (2019). Further defence of legal age change: a reply to the critics. Journal of Medical Ethics. 45(7), 471-472. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2019-105547

Räsänen, Joona (2019). Moral case for legal age change. Journal of Medical Ethics. 45(7), 461-464. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2018-105294.

Räsänen, Joona (2018). Why pro‐life arguments still are not convincing: A reply to my critics. Bioethics. 32(9), 628-633. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12502.

Räsänen, Joona (2017). Ectogenesis, abortion and a right to the death of the fetus. Bioethics. 31(9), 697-702. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12404.

Räsänen, Joona (2016). Pro-life arguments against infanticide and why they are not convincing. Bioethics. 30(9), s 656-662. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12281.

Published Mar. 19, 2018 1:43 PM - Last modified Aug. 29, 2019 1:40 PM