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Foto: Mathias Kleeb Solheim

Welcome to my site. I’m a postdoctoral researcher, affiliated with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and OsloMet.

My research interests are at the intersection of ethics and economics. The focus of my post-doctoral work (funded by the Norwegian Research Council) is on ethical aspects of contagion, both in relation to infectious and non-communicable diseases. The project builds on my Ph.D. thesis in philosophy, where I examine our duties to participants in delicate market transactions.

My work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics and journals such as Philosophical Studies, Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Applied Philosophy, American Journal of Bioethics, and Developing World Bioethics.

Before starting my Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Oslo in 2017, I undertook a BA and MA in political science and worked as an analyst in the Norwegian Labour Party, a columnist and opinion page editor in Norway’s second-biggest newspaper, and an editor at an encyclopaedia.

I have also written, co-written, or edited four books, on euthanasia, global citizenship, social democracy, and power. My work is available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aksel-Sterri and my Twitter handle is @AkselSterri. You can reach me at akselbst (at) gmail.com.

This is where I gather writings and other information that might be of interest. Most of it is in Norwegian. However, if that is not your thing, my academic papers will be available in English and I hope to make more writings accessible to more people in the future. Please have a look.

Foto: Oslofjorden, sommeren 2019, fotograf: Eivind Bentzen Sand.

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Aksel Braanen Sterri

Aksel is a PhD Fellow in philosophy in University of Oslo working. He defended his thesis "Delicate Deals: Markets on the Margins" in Sept. 2020 and is now teaching Applied ethics and Examen philosophicum. He is also a monthly contributor to Dagbladet.

2 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. prekt av deg å ha en blogg. Mulig jeg burde ha ventet med denne kommentaren til jeg har et spørsmål eller kommentar, men istedet for å aldri si noe:

    Leste på twitter om din phd. Noe om at du utforsker grensene for kjøp og salg.

    Refleksen min var negativ. Tenkte noe i retning av hvorfor en som virker så ressurssterk – på flere måter – investerer seg i ‘sånne spørsmål på en sånn måte’ (enkel og åpen formulering). En som deg har jo alternativer!?

    Jeg kan sannsynligvis utdype med andre typer ord hvis du vil. Men først. Vil sette pris på om du (lett) kan produsere noen ord om hva som motiverte oppgaven (phd’n) og om du er generøs, kanskje i tillegg litt om påvirkningsevne, hvordan du ser deg selv, akademia, intellektualisme.

    Takk for at du leser.

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