I’m a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at University of Oslo, working on how to think straight about thorny issues in applied ethics.

I’m part of the “Innocently Benefiting from Injustice Project“, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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


“Checking People Out”Philosophers Take on the World. David Edmonds (ed.), Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Pedophilia”, Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy. Gregg Caruso (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.

“Smarter Babies”, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, forthcoming.

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

“The Ethics of Wild Animal Suffering”, Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, 10 (1) 2016: 91–104.

“Bright New World”, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 25 (2) 2016: 282-287.

“Paying for Sex: Only for People With Disabilities?” (co-authored with Brian Earp), Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (1) 2016: 54-56.

“The Case for Cryonics”Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (8) 2015: 677–81.

“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.

“Hedonism Before Bentham”Journal of Bentham Studies 17 (1) 2015: 1–18.

“The Ethics of Pedophilia”Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1) 2015: 111–124.

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

“Should We Give Money to Beggars?”, Think 13 (37) 2014: 73–76.

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

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

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

See responses by Rosalind McDougall, Scott A. Anderson, Anna WestinFrej Klem Thomsen, and Augstin Vicente.

“Slutten på mennesket slik vi kjenner det”Samtiden 4 2014: 126-132.

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

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

“Åpenhet om eget livssyn overfor elever”, Religion og livssyn 2 2013: 68–72.

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

See response by David Kelley.

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

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

Essayskriving – kort og klart, Høyskoleforlaget, 2011.

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