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Jesper Ahlin Marceta

Jesper Ahlin Marceta

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Philosophy Ph.D. Expertise: Applied ethics, political philosophy. Please visit my personal website for CV, publications, etc.: jahlinmarceta.com
Additional affiliations
July 2020 - present
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2018 - June 2019
Theoria
Position
  • Editor
July 2015 - June 2020
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Position
  • Fellow
Education
July 2015 - June 2019
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Philosophy
August 2013 - January 2015
Uppsala University
Field of study
  • Practical philosophy
August 2010 - June 2013
Linköping University
Field of study
  • Practical philosophy

Publications

Publications (15)
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The notion of authenticity, i.e., being "genuine," "real," or "true to oneself," is sometimes held as critical to a person's autonomy, so that inauthenticity prevents the person from making autonomous decisions or leading an autonomous life. It has been pointed out that authenticity is difficult to observe in others. Therefore, judgments of inauthe...
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Much of contemporary research ethics was developed in the latter half of the twentieth century as a response to the unethical treatment of human beings in biomedical research. Research ethical considerations have subsequently been extended to cover topics in the sciences and technology such as data handling, precautionary measures, engineering code...
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The opposing views in the scholarly debate on evidence-based policy (EBP) have recently been labeled ‘rationalist’ and ‘constructivist’, where the former are positive to EBP and the latter are not. This framing of the debate is suboptimal, as it conflates critical positions that should be kept separate. This article suggests that the debate should...
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The abstract individual is a model that represents real human beings in moral and political philosophy. It occupies a central role in individualist theories such as political liberalism and mainstream Western medical ethics. This article presents two methodological standards for assessing competing models. Taken together, the standards form an obje...
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Many libertarians assume that there is a close relation between an individual’s self-ownership and her freedom. That relation needs questioning. In this article it is argued that, even in a pre-property state, self-ownership is insufficient to protect freedom. Therefore, libertarians who believe in self-ownership should either offer a defense of fr...
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Concepts are central in applied ethics as points of reference for moral deliberation. Applied ethicists generally rely on shared methodological standards for the justification of the use of concepts, such as standards of coherence and of relevance; concepts that are incoherent or irrelevant for the purposes of any particular moral inquiry are not j...
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Value conflicts between individualism and collectivism are common. In philosophy, such conflicts have been conceptualized as conflicts between individuality and conformity, among other things. This article develops a more detailed conceptual framework by combining philosophical analysis with empirical observations. The focus is on value conflicts p...
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In a recent article in this journal, Rolf Ahlzén treats a moral problem related to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and the notion of authenticity. The problem is whether considerations of a patient’s “true self” should be included in judgments of PAS. In this short commentary, it is argued that Ahlzén (1) neglects to attend to central contribution...
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Respect for autonomy is a central moral principle in bioethics. It is sometimes argued that authenticity, i.e., being “real,” “genuine,” “true to oneself,” or similar, is crucial to a person’s autonomy. Patients sometimes make what appears to be inauthentic decisions, such as when (decision-competent) anorexia nervosa patients refuse treatment to a...
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Respect for autonomy is a central moral principle in bioethics. The concept of autonomy can be construed in various ways. Under the non-ideal conceptualization proposed by Beauchamp and Childress, everyday choices of generally competent persons are autonomous to the extent that they are intentional and are made with understanding and without contro...
Thesis
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The aim of this doctoral thesis is to bridge the gap between theoretical ideals of authenticity and practical authenticity-related problems in healthcare. In this context, authenticity means being "genuine," "real," "true to oneself," or similar, and is assumed to be closely connected to the autonomy of persons. The thesis includes an introduction...
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It is sometimes argued that autonomous decision-making requires that the decision-maker’s desires are authentic, i.e., “genuine,” “truly her own,” “not out of character,” or similar. In this article, it is argued that a method to reliably determine the authenticity (or inauthenticity) of a desire cannot be developed. A taxonomy of characteristics d...

Projects

Project (1)
Archived project
This FORTE/VR 4 year program assembles researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Linköping University, Royal Institute of Technology, Stock University and the University of Gothenburg. Read more here: http://personcentred.se