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Profile: Ole Martin Moen (University of Oslo)
  1. Ole Martin Moen (2014). Should We Give Money to Beggars? Think 13 (37):73-76.
    In this paper it is argued that we should not give money to beggars. Rather than spending our welfare budget on the people whom we happen to pass by on the street, we should spend it on those who are genuinely poor and who can be helped the most with each pound that we give. A pound given to a beggar in a Western country, it is argued, is a pound spent on someone who is relatively well off. That pound, (...)
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  2. Ole Martin Moen (2014). The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey. Philosophical Quarterly 64 (254):198-200.
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  3. Ole Martin Moen (2013). The Unity and Commensurability of Pleasures and Pains. Philosophia 41 (2):527-543.
    In this paper I seek to answer two interrelated questions about pleasures and pains: (i) The question of unity: Do all pleasures share a single quality that accounts for why these, and only these, are pleasures, and do all pains share a single quality that accounts for why these, and only these, are pains? (ii) The question of commensurability: Are all pleasures and pains rankable on a single, quantitative hedonic scale? I argue that our intuitions draw us in opposing directions: (...)
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  4. Ole Martin Moen (2012). Cosmetic Surgery. Think 11 (31):73-79.
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  5. Ole Martin Moen (2011). Jan Narveson, This is Ethical Theory. Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (3):337-341.
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