Dr Areti Theofilopoulou

Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor in the Ethics of Non-Violence

Contact details

ERI Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am an Assistant Professor in the Ethics of Non-Violence. My current research focuses on the ethics of personal relationships and particularly on domestic violence. I am also interested in criminal justice, public justification, the social contract tradition, the future of work, and mental health.


  • DPhil Philosophy – University of Oxford (2019) 

  • MSc Political Theory – London School of Economics and Political Sciences (2014)

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics, and Economics – University of Warwick (2013)


      In 2023-24, I will be teaching on the following modules: the Ethics of Killing, Problems of Philosophy A, and LH Global Bioethics.

Postgraduate supervision

Contemporary moral and political philosophy, especially moral and political questions around personal relationships, childrearing, and the family; public justification; the future of work; and punishment.


Recent publications


Parr, T & Theofilopoulou, A 2022, 'Against Credentialism', The Journal of Ethics, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 639-659. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10892-022-09408-3

Theofilopoulou, A 2022, 'On the Injustice of Dysfunctional Upbringing', Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 915-931. https://doi.org/10.1111/japp.12605

Theofilopoulou, A 2021, 'Political Liberalism and Cognitive Disability: An Inclusive Account', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2021.1913888

Theofilopoulou, A 2019, 'Punishment ad Moral Fortification and Non-Consensual Neurointerventions', Law and Philosophy, pp. 149-167. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10982-018-09341-3

Theofilopoulou, A 2015, 'Does luck egalitarianism lose its appeal in the face of genetic engineering?', Bioethica, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 11-24. https://doi.org/10.12681/bioeth.19648

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