Why are Steroids Banned in Competitive Sports?

Well? This may seem a pointless question to ask, but it’s actually quite an interesting one. The answer isn’t “Because it’s cheating”. “Because it’s cheating” is not an answer; it’s a rewording of the question. Cheating means “Doing something which is banned”. To answer the question “Why are steroids banned?” with an answer equivalent to … Continue reading Why are Steroids Banned in Competitive Sports?


Violence as Objective Value

In my last post, I promised to discuss what kind of reasoning one might employ to justify a rights based ethic. Whilst this post won't do that entirely, it is one of a few arguments which will get the ball rolling. What I aim to argue is that extreme skepticism about objective value naturally results … Continue reading Violence as Objective Value