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a Rafflecopter giveaway I have long been fascinated by the overlap of physical fitness and philosophy. My final paper in my very first college philosophy course was an overview of depictions of physical virtue across several works of philosophy. But the most direct influence behind the creation of KineSophy comes … Read more

The Secrets of Superagers

The Secrets of Superagers

Earlier this month, I argued that life and longevity are not, in and of themselves, virtues. There is nothing about life itself that is good; a good life is one that is lived productively and enjoyably. And to the extent that we live well, living well longer allows us to … Read more

Is Life a Virtue?

Is Life a Virtue?

There is a common assumption that life is a virtue, that the mere state of existence is something to be cherished, prolonged and assiduously safeguarded. Facebook and Pinterest posts offer us “5 Tips for Living Longer” and “12 Tricks to Be Healthy.” Gatorade reminds us “Life’s a sport. Drink it … Read more

2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review

At the most basic level, KineSophy is concerned with ethical arguments, that is, arguments about what we should do and how we should live, particularly in regards to physical health and fitness. The most effective arguments apply to both the general and particular. If you have an argument for why … Read more

Running Free

One of the core tenets of KineSophy is that physical fitness and physical virtues complement the development of moral virtues. For example, prisoners who practice yoga show reduced stress, anxiety, and depression and increased positive moods in comparison to non-practitioners, and are less likely to be reincarcerated upon release. Similarly, mixed … Read more

Is Health a Moral Issue?

Is Health a Moral Issue?

With obesity and diabetes on the rise in the United States and so-called “sin taxes” on sodas and fast foods touted as public health measures, several critics have pushed back against this association of poor health and vice. In “Stop making health and well-being a moral issue,” Rafael Euba argues … Read more