Bjørn K. Myskja
Background and activities
Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy
Bioethics, ethics of technology, Kantian ethics, Aristotelian ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics
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: https://www.ntnu.edu/crispr-salmon
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.
Member Advisory Board for "“Development of Appropriate Risk- and Technology Assessment for GMO (GMO-TA)" funded by Bundesamt für Naturschutz 2020-2021.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2020) Non-safety Assessments of Genome-Edited Organisms: Should They be Included in Regulation?. Science and Engineering Ethics. vol. 26 (5).
- (2020) Personalized medicine, digital technology and trust: a Kantian account. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy. vol. 23 (4).
- (2019) A novel governance framework for GMO : a tiered, more flexible regulation for GMOs would help to stimulate innovation and public debate. EMBO Reports. vol. 20 (5).
- (2019) Acceptable attitudes and the limits of tolerance: Understanding public attitudes to conscientious objection in healthcare. Clinical Ethics. vol. 14 (3).
- (2018) Appreciation Through Use: How Industrial Technology Articulates an Ecology of Values Around Norwegian Seaweed. Philosophy & Technology. vol. 32 (3).
- (2018) The ethics of access to patented biotech research tools from universities and other research institutions. Nature Biotechnology. vol. 36 (6).
- (2018) Conscientious objection to intentional killing: an argument for toleration. BMC Medical Ethics. vol. 19.
- (2016) Assistert befruktning og familieverdier i forandring: Er vi på et moralsk skråplan?. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. vol. 32 (01-02).
- (2016) Think Global, Buy National: CSR, Cooperatives and Consumer Concerns in the Norwegian Food Value Chain. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. vol. 29 (3).
- (2015) Norske Matvarer - Verdier, muligheter og utfordringer. Fagbokforlaget. 2015. ISBN 978-82-450-1844-8.
- (2011) Kant: Here, Now and How. Essays in honour of Truls Wyller. Mentis Verlag GmbH. 2011. ISBN 978-3-89785-764-3.
- (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
- (2021) Public engagement in biotechnology innovation – the need for research and the role of ethics. Justice and food security in a changing climate.
- (2021) Respect and intrinsic value – Kantian reconstructions of key terms in Norway’s Animal Welfare Act. Justice and food security in a changing climate.
- (2021) Relating morally to farmed salmon – fellow creatures and biomass. Justice and food security in a changing climate.
- (2019) Normative arguments concerning the inclusion of non-safety assessments of genome-edited organisms. Sustainable governance and management of food systems.
- (2019) Moral limits to genome editing of farmed salmon. Sustainable governance and management of food systems.
- (2019) Interessekonflikter i forskning: Om forskningens saksorienterte forpliktelse. Interessekonflikter i forskning.
- (2018) Tracing trust - on tracking technologies and consumer trust in food production. Professionals in Food Chains.
- (2018) Gene edited organisms should be assessed for sustainability, ethics and societal impacts. Professionals in Food Chains.
- (2018) Legal protection of animal intrinsic value – mere words?. Professionals in Food Chains.