Research

My research is on the concept of personal autonomy in bioethics. I am interested in authenticity, i.e., what it means to be ”genuine,” ”real,” ”true to oneself,” or similar, and how the notion may be relevant in biomedicine. My aim is to make theoretical ideals of authenticity useful in practice.

Here is an excerpt from the introductory chapter of my PhD thesis. It explains in brief and simple terms what my research is about, and what the main contributions are.

My interests also include political philosophy and the methods of applied ethics. Among other things, I have co-organized academic workshops on libertarianism and climate ethics.

Publications

Peer-reviewed

Ahlin, J. (2018). The impossibility of reliably determining the authenticity of desires: implications for informed consent. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 21(1), 43–50.

Other

Ahlin, J. (2018). Två filter – en bok om kognitiva missbeteenden och om världens viktigaste fråga. Ekonomisk Debatt, 46(4), 87–90.

Ahlin, J. (2017). Personal Autonomy and Informed Consent: Conceptual and Normative Analyses. (Licentiate thesis), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ahlin, J. (2017). Siedentop, Larry, 2014. Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism. London: Penguin Books. Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 119(2), 335–337.

Ahlin, J. (2015). Joseph H. Carens The Ethics of Immigration. Theoria, 81(4), 380–384.

Presentations

Conferences

Ahlin, J. (2018). Scrutinizing the normative ontology of principlism. Methods in Applied Ethics. Trondheim, Norway.

Ahlin, J. (2017). The impossibility of reliably determining the authenticity of desires: implications for informed consent. The Philosophy Days. Uppsala, Sweden.

Workshops

Ahlin, J. (2018). Autenticitet i praktiken. Autonomi i teori och praktik: Ett seminarium med filosofer och psykiatrer. Stockholm, Sweden.

Ahlin, J. (2016). Is Libertarianism a Thing? / Problems of Libertarian Self-Ownership. Workshop on Libertarianism in Political Philosophy. Stockholm, Sweden.