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    Surfing like a Girl: A Critique of Feminine Embodied Movement in Surfing.Daniel Brennan - 2016 - Hypatia 31 (4):907-922.
    This article explores the position of women in the sport of surfing. I contend that within surfing there remain many forms of oppression that have not been given appropriate attention in feminist studies. In this article I apply Iris Marion Young's analysis from “Throwing Like a Girl” to the sport of surfing. Young's article offers many insights into forms of domination and oppression that pervade the sport, and that are demonstrated through the restricted movement of female surfers. I conclude by (...)
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    Reading Václav Havel in the Age of Trump.Daniel Brennan - 2019 - Tandf: Critical Horizons 20 (1):54-70.
    Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2019, Page 54-70.
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    Wonder and the sublime in surfing and nature sports.Daniel Brennan - forthcoming - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport:1-16.
    The article focuses on surfing to consider the attractiveness of using the sublime to describe experiences and emotions in nature sports. The sublime is shown to be a red herring in scholarship as it fails to account for many of the valuable experiences available to nature sports enthusiasts. The article draws on the work of Genevieve Lloyd to propose that wonder is a more suitable concept that gets to the heart not only of the terror and awe that nature can (...)
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    Considering the Public Private-Dichotomy: Hannah Arendt, Václav Havel and Victor Klemperer on the Importance of the Private.Daniel Brennan - 2017 - Human Studies 40 (2):249-265.
    This paper examines the political significance of discursive activity in the private sphere in the thought of Hannah Arendt, Václav Havel, and Victor Klemperer. Against criticisms of Arendt which claim that she pays too much attention to the public sphere and consequently misses the importance of the private sphere in her analysis of political action, this paper highlights important insights in Arendt’s writing on family and friendship and the ability of these relationships to act as havens where discourse can thrive. (...)
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    The Political Thought of Vaclav Havel: Philosophical Influences and Contemporary Applications.Daniel Brennan - 2016 - Brill | Rodopi.
    This book explores the influences on the thought of Václav Havel and how Havel develops a unique political philosophy from these. This is informed from the phenomenological tradition. The book situates this philosophy among current debates in liberalism and agonism.
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    Václav Havel’s Legacy: Politics as Morality.Daniel Brennan - 2023 - Critical Horizons 24 (3):316-318.
    The paper considers the legacy of Václav Havel in regard to civil disobedience and dissident action. The paper frames its analysis on the long-standing debate Havel undertook with the Czech author Milan Kundera. Ultimately the paper argues that the nuance to Havel’s optimism, as it emerges against Kundera’s more pessimistic position, regarding dissident action is a timely and important response with great value for contemporary global challenges.
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    Václav Havel, Jan Patočka: The Powerless and the Shaken.Daniel Brennan - 2014 - Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 18 (2):149-168.
    This article makes a case for considering Václav Havel’s political theory of the nature of dissent as more politically grounded than that of his mentor Jan Patočka. Against the criticism of Havel, which describes him as a less rigorous repeater of Patočka's ideas, this paper demonstrates how Havel appropriated Patočka's idea that the dissident is, similarly to a World War I trench soldier, fighting in a contemporary front in a demobilized war. However I argue that in Havel's thought, the understanding (...)
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    Cultivated character: Voltaire and Karel Čapek on the good gardener.Daniel Brennan - 2020 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 10 (3-4):179-189.
    The paper unpacks the nuanced ethical potential in the metaphor of gardening that is depicted in Karel Čapek’s The Gardener’s Year, and the relevance of Čapek’s metaphor for understanding Voltaire’s famously ambiguous ending to Candide. Against more pessimistic or passive accounts of what Candide could have meant, the paper agrees with scholars who consider Candide’s maxim as meaning to engage in active, and communal practise of character development. By using Čapek’s much fuller account of the gardener in the practice of (...)
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    Hannah Arendt and the History of Thought.Daniel Brennan & Marguerite La Caze (eds.) - 2022 - Lanham: Lexington Books.
    This edited collection enriches scholarship on Arendt by considering her contributions to and reflections on the history of thought. The chapters bring Arendt into new conversations with her contemporaries, as well as examining the themes of Arendt's writing in light of her engagement with philosophical and literary history.
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    Jiří Menzel’s treatment of sacrifice.Daniel Brennan - 2019 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 9 (3-4):208-220.
    The paper explores the philosophical treatment of sacrifice in four of Jiří Menzel’s films of the 1960’s, Closely observed trains (Ostře sledované vlaky), Capricious summer (Rozmarné léto), Mr Balthazar’s death (Smrt pana Baltazara), his short film contribution to the anthology film of the New Wave, Pearls of the deep (Perličky na dně), and Larks on a string (Skřivánci na niti). The paper argues that Menzel problematizes romanticized versions of messianic sacrifice as they all too easily disregard the moral significance of (...)
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    Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport.Daniel Brennan - 2021 - Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
    This book considers the unique perspective found in the sport of surfing for reconsidering questions in the philosophy of sport. Through the lens of surfing Brennan explores questions of ethics, aesthetics, gender equality, the nature of sport, Olympism, technology, and the good life.
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