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Dionysis Deligiannis

External PhD candidate

Mr. D. Deligiannis MA
+31 71 527 2727

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy (University of Athens, GR) and a Masters in Continental Philosophy (University of Warwick, UK). The theme of my MA dissertation was "Nietzsche and Castoriadis on the Death of God." Currently, I am a PhD researcher in Philosophy (Leiden University, NL). The title of my thesis is "The Moral Mediation Account of Terrorism." In addition to my studies, I have been working as a Law Enforcement Officer in the Hellenic Police since 2009. I also belong to the teaching staff of Hellenic Police Academy on the module of 'Terrorism.'

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Fields of interest

Moral Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Contemporary Continental Philosophy


My research examines how morality explains the manner that ideals inform violent acts, and in particular terrorism; an aspect that the current literature fails to elucidate. I argue that the duty-based moral theory solves the knowledge/action problem and explains why and how the commitment to an ideal motivates an agent to violently act upon it.

Curriculum Vitae

Leiden University
• PhD Researcher in Philosophy (2023- )

University of Warwick (2019-2020)
• MA in Continental Philosophy

University of Athens (2016-2019)
• BA in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (Specialization in Philosophy)

Hellenic Police Academy (2009-2011)

External PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 2.03


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