One Minute Abs (and More)

Over the past two years, I’ve devoted a fair amount of attention to Peter Singer’s claim that “if it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.” Building on Singer’s altruistic/consequentialist arguments, I’ve attempted to … Read more

2014 Year in Review

            At the end of 2013, I offered a rough sketch of a comprehensive ethical theory that includes both other-directed, moral virtues, such as honesty and justice, and self-directed, non-moral virtues, such as intelligence and fitness. Starting from my proposed three ethical precepts for human movement … Read more

Allow Myself to Interview… Myself

This month, KineSophy has agreed to act as a blog tour stop for author Greg Hickey. His debut novel, Our Dried Voices, was released on November 4 and is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He stopped by to answer some questions about his book, and we ended … Read more

What’s Your Fitness Age?

In the previous two months, I have presented arguments for why adherents of egoistic hedonism and altruism have reason to value physical fitness. In September’s article on hedonism, I argued that since fitness can help increase life expectancy, hedonists have reason to achieve some measure of fitness in order to … Read more

Another Ethical Precept of Human Movement

Everyone loves sitting in the emergency exit row on airplanes. And why not? A few feet of extra leg room in exchange for the very minuscule chance you might actually need to assist in a evacuation seems like a good trade-off. But does everyone sitting in these seats meet the … Read more

Why Be Fit? – Altruism

             Last month, I began the project of demonstrating how moral virtues can help strengthen physical virtues. In particular, I want to show that any agent who acts according to some ethical standard of moral virtue has reason to consider physical virtues. Thinking of the … Read more

“Basketball alone ain’t gonna do shit”

In April, I questioned the conventional wisdom that competitive sports like basketball can keep young adults out of trouble and away from violence. From Myron Medcalf and Dana O’Neil at ESPN, here’s an article about another side effect of the violence that has become associated with playground basketball games (especially … Read more