Background and activities


Vice Dean of Research, Artistic research and Innovation, Faculty of Humanities 2017-2021

Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy

Research interests

Bioethics, ethics of technology, Kantian ethics, Aristotelian ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics

Research projects

Active research partner on "The Norwegian Seaweed Biorefinery Platform (SBP-N)" funded by the Norwegian research Council, 2019-2024 and "Seaweeds for Novel Applications and Products" funded by ERA-NET under H2020, 2020-2023

Project leader for "Genome editing – a game-changer in salmon farming: Conditions for social and  moral acceptance - CRISPRsalmon" funded by the Norwegian Research Council, 2019-2022:

Active research partner on "Optimized oxidative enzyme systems for efficient conversion of lignocellulose to valuable products - OXYMOD" funded by the research Council of Norway 2017-2022.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Iversen, Nina Marianne; Hem, Leif Egil; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre; Iversen, Tor-Henning. (2015) Norske Matvarer - Verdier, muligheter og utfordringer. Fagbokforlaget. 2015. ISBN 978-82-450-1844-8.
  • Carson, Siri Granum; Knowles, Jonathan; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2011) Kant: Here, Now and How. Essays in honour of Truls Wyller. Mentis Verlag GmbH. 2011. ISBN 978-3-89785-764-3.
  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2002) The sublime in Kant and Beckett. Aesthetic judgement, ethics and literature. Walter de Gruyter. 2002. ISBN 3-11-017126-0. Kantstudien Ergänzungshefte (140).

Part of book/report

  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2019) Normative arguments concerning the inclusion of non-safety assessments of genome-edited organisms. Sustainable governance and management of food systems.
  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre; Myhr, Anne Ingeborg. (2019) Moral limits to genome editing of farmed salmon. Sustainable governance and management of food systems.
  • Nydal, Rune; Solberg, Berge; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2019) Interessekonflikter i forskning: Om forskningens saksorienterte forpliktelse. Interessekonflikter i forskning.
  • Carson, Siri Granum; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2018) Tracing trust - on tracking technologies and consumer trust in food production. Professionals in Food Chains.
  • Myhr, Anne I; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2018) Gene edited organisms should be assessed for sustainability, ethics and societal impacts. Professionals in Food Chains.
  • Trøite, Matilde Fordelsen; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2018) Legal protection of animal intrinsic value – mere words?. Professionals in Food Chains.
  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2016) Kant on the right to renounce rights. Modernity - Unity in Diversity? Essays in Honour of Helge Høibraaten.
  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre. (2016) Naturalness and benefits in the debate on genetic modification. Food Futures. Ethics, Science & Culture.
  • Myskja, Bjørn Kåre; Gjerris, Mickey. (2016) May we eat our fellow creatures? Virtues and animal ethics. Food Futures. Ethics, Science & Culture.