Background and activities

My academic interest is primarily in environmental ethics. More generally, I am interested in value theory, political philosophy, metaethics, and philosophical methodology.

I received my doctoral degree in philosophy from NTNU in 2019. I was Visiting Scholar at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia in 2018. I have been granted a Fulbright Scholarship to do research at Northeastern University (USA) in 2020/2021.

Reseach groups/networks: Pilot Programme on Deep Sea Mining (NTNU); Practical Philosophy Group (University of Oslo), Research group for APPlied ethics (RAPP) (NTNU); HAVANSVAR (NTNU)

Courses taught: Metaethics (Spring 2019); Applied Ethics (Spring 2019, Autumn 2017); Contemporary Philosophy (Autumn 2017); Environmental Philosophy (Spring 2017)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2020) Existence Value, Preference Satisfaction, and the Ethics of Species Extinction. Environmental Ethics.
  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2020) Filosofi på dypt vann. Salongen – nettidsskrift for filosofi og idéhistorie.





  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2016) Evaluative Uncertainty in Ecosystem Assessment. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology (ETHICS).
  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2016) Hvem sitt demokrati?. Klassekampen.
  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2016) Kritikk på tomgang. Forfatternes klimaaksjon og Morgenbladet [Internett]. 2016-05-13.


  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2015) Løsningsfetisjismen. Klassekampen.
  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2015) Motivert av misnøye. Le Monde Diplomatique.


  • Stabell, Espen Dyrnes. (2014) Responsibility: The first first virtue of innovation?. Nordicum-Mediterraneum. vol. 9 (4).