Plato: The First Kinesophile

In his major work, The Republic, the ancient Greek philosopher Plato offered his ideas for reforming government and its leaders. Among other qualities, Plato believed a good leader should be physically fit. “For Plato, as for most Greeks, physical education was as important as cultivating the mind,” writes Mark Tan … Read more

An Action Theory of Moral Virtue and Physical Fitness

            Let’s begin by looking back at the topics covered in the past few months. In March, I discussed how yoga has been shown to help improve mood, reduce stress and decrease recidivism in prison inmates. In April, I detailed some recent instances where pick-up basketball … Read more