Aug. 17, 2011
Heather L. Reid, professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, coauthored the book “Aretism: An Ancient Sports Philosophy for the Modern Sports World” that was recently published by Lexington Books.
The book, which Reid wrote with M. Andrew Holowchak, applies ancient Greek ethics to the widely-acknowledged problems faced by modern sports. It proposes practical strategies for athletes, coaches and physical educators to use when facing ethical challenges in the modern world.
Reid joined the Morningside faculty in 1996. She has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has received international recognition for her expertise on the philosophical foundations of the Olympic Games, and she has served as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. She also is the author of "Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue,” “The Philosophical Athlete” and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters.