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Research interests

My research is in the areas of political and social philosophy. I am working on three principal research projects:

  • My first research project explores and exposes philosophies of resistance which promote violence, messianic gestures, and sacrifice as the best form of resistance.
  • My second research project elaborates a philosophy of resistance which emphasises the political and social significance of actions which are not usually deemed to be political, such as friendship, small acts of kindness, and the development of virtues. The focus in this exploration is on how these kinds of non-political actions can be considered as meaningful acts of resistance in oppressive conditions.
  • My third research project employs phenomenology to expose political and social situations where questions of the appropriateness of resistance can be posed.

I have a book with Brill, 'The Political Thought of Vaclav Havel' as well as articles with Hypatia, Symposium, Screening the Past, and other journals. I am currently working on a book on Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport for Lexington books, ahead of surfing's inclusion in the 2020 Olympic games.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosphy, PhD

1 May 20081 Apr 2013

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Research Output 2013 2019

Reading Václav Havel in the Age of Trump

Brennan, D., 2019, In : Critical Horizons. 20, 1, p. 54-70 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

moral philosophy
Political Climate

The Philosophical Farce of Daisies

Brennan, D., Oct 2018, East European Film Bulletin, 88.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleResearch

Open Access

Václav Havel's Call for Forgiveness

Brennan, D., Oct 2018, Phenomenology and Forgiveness. La Caze, M. (ed.). London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Hannah Arendt
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A magnificent gift: Jan Patocka and Vaclav Havel on dissident sacrifice

Brennan, D., 1 Jan 2017, In : Theory in Action. 10, 1, p. 88-107 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Jan Patočka
Václav Havel
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Considering the public private-dichotomy: Hannah Arendt, Václav Havel and Victor Klemperer on the importance of the private

Brennan, D., Jun 2017, In : Human Studies. 40, 2, p. 249-265 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
moral philosophy
political action

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Internal Professional Development

Gather and Use Evidence in a Teaching Award Application

Daniel Brennan (Attendee)
27 Sep 2019

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesInternal Professional Development

Student theses

A reappraisal of the political philosophy of Vaclav Havel

Author: Brennan, D., 12 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Cox, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Integrity and Selflessness.

Author: Zamp, P., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Cox, D. (Supervisor) & Brennan, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis