The philosophy of sport is a growing and exciting area of research, full of potential for scholarship from philosophers in the continental tradition. The presentation considers the ways in which continental philosophers have contributed to this field in the past and considers how the concerns and styles of continental philosophical traditions are uniquely able to offer insights into sports and more importantly, to provide a critique to sports that can further enhance our understanding of society. The author will draw upon arguments from his book, Surfing and the Philosophy of Sports, as well as insights from teaching sports and ethics.
Daniel Brennan is Assistant Professor at Bond University, teaching ethics and global citizenship. He is the author of The Political Thought of Vaclav Havel (Brill, 2017), Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport (Lexington Books, 2021), and the co-editor (with Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze) of the upcoming Hannah Arendt and the History of Philosophy (Lexington Books, 2022).