2023 Year in Review

Silhouette jumping between 2023 and 2024

2023 was a year of both expansion and contraction for KineSophy. Several new voices shared their views on topics related to the KineSophy mission. At the same time, events and trends across the globe and in my personal life reinforced the links between health, fitness, sports, society and philosophy. Before … Read more

2022 Year in Review

Toy cyclist between 2022 and 2023

While the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over, 2022 saw a marked shift away from the practices and media coverage of the previous two years. And this change in focus played out on KineSophy as well. This past year, I returned to the topics that grounded this site in the … Read more

2021 Year in Review

The KineSophy 2021 Year in Review

One year ago, I closed 2020 hoping for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and optimistic that we had learned some hard lessons from the previous year. While the first wish hasn’t come to fruition in 2021, I do believe the past two years have forced all of us to … Read more

2020 Year in Review

Jumping from 2020 to 2021

Wow, 2020 has been a year. As I go through my annual project of taking stock of the year in KineSophy, everything I wrote before mid-March seems like it’s already several years old. In January, before we all realized how essential exercising indoors would become, I opined about the virtues … Read more

2019 Year in Review

Jumping from 2019 to 2020

As the end of 2019 approaches, it’s time for my usual attempt to summarize the previous year on KineSophy. KineSophy continued to grow from its foundation, and I was able to explore new issues in health, fitness, sports, society and philosophy. I also tried to apply the ideas of KineSophy … Read more

2018 Year in Review

The KineSophy 2018 Year in Review

As we move into 2019, it’s again time for me to draw some cohesive themes from KineSophy in 2018. I think 2018 saw this website grow out of its stable foundation and begin to explore new avenues of thought in health, fitness, sports, society and philosophy. In particular, I extended some … Read more

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

As 2017 departs, KineSophy is about to move into its sixth year of existence. And as we enter 2018, it’s time for my annual reflection on the state of the KineSophy project. With the groundwork of KineSophy laid in years past, 2017 continued my push to explore other perspectives in … Read more

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

2015 Year in Review

KineSophy 2015 Year in Review

2015 saw the end of one thread of the KineSophy project and the start of another. When I began this blog in 2012 with the aim of exploring connections between philosophy and physical fitness, I soon began to recognize ways in which a philosophical approach could be applied to redeem … Read more

2014 Year in Review

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 and the need to scale … Read more