I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo.

I work mainly in applied ethics, and explore thorny social issues that have traditionally received little attention from philosophers.

Here is my CV. I’m @oleMMoen on Twitter.



“Checking People Out”, forthcoming in Philosophers’ Take on the News. David Edmonds (ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press. (based on this blog post)

“The Case for Cryonics”, forthcoming in Journal of Medical Ethics. (official html) (official pdf) (penultimate draft)

“The Ethics of Pedophilia”Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1) 2015: 111-124. (official html) (official pdf)

“Should We Give Money to Beggars?”, Think 23 (37) 2014: 73–76. (official)

“Prostitution and Sexual Ethics: A Reply to Westin”, Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (2) 2014, 88. (official html) (official pdf) (penultimate draft)

“Prostitution and Harm: A Reply to Anderson and McDougall”, Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (2) 2014: 84–85. (official html) (official pdf) (penultimate draft)

“Is Prostitution Harmful?”, Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (2) 2014: 73–81. (official pdf)

See responses by: Rosalind McDougall, Scott A. Anderson, Anna Westin, and Frej Klem Thomsen.

“Bokanmeldelse: Morten Magelssen, ‘Menneskeverd i klinikk og politikk'”, Norsk filosofisk tidsskrift 48 (3-4) 2013: 315–317. (official) (penultimate draft)

“Cosmetic Surgery”, Think 11 (31) 2012: 73–79. (official



“Book review: Iwao Hirose and Jonas Olson (eds.) ‘The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory’”, forthcoming in Philosophical Quarterly.

“An Argument for Hedonism”, forthcoming in Journal of Value Inquiry.

“Book review: Peter Singer and Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, ‘The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics’”, Utilitas 27 (1) 2015, 115–17. (official) (penultimate draft)

“Book review: Michael Huemer, ‘The Problem of Political Authority’”, Philosophical Quarterly 64 (256) 2014: 198–200. (official) (penultimate draft)

“The Unity and Commensurability of Pleasures and Pains”, Philosophia 41 (2) 2013: 527–543. (official) (penultimate draft)

“Is Life the Ultimate Value? A Reassessment of Ayn Rand’s Ethics”, Reason Papers 32 (2) 2012: 84–116. (official pdf)

See response by: David Kelley.

“Book review: Jan Narveson, ‘This is Ethical Theory’”, Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (3) 2011: 337–41. (official) (penultimate draft)

“Innledende essay”, Statsmaktens grenser by Wilhelm von Humboldt. Andreas Harald Aure (ed.). Oslo: Unipub, 2011, 8–28. (penultimate draft)



Essayskriving – kort og klart. Høyskoleforlaget, 2011. (order here)