Feb. 2, 2011
An article written by Heather L. Reid, professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, has been published in Olympika, the journal of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario.
The article, "East to Olympia: Recentering Olympic Philosophy between East and West," interprets the Olympic movement's official philosophy according to both Eastern and Western philosophies and argues that a balanced approach between the two perspectives better reflects the ancient Hellenic heritage of the Olympic Games.
Reid joined the Morningside faculty in 1996. She received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy, English language and literature from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Reid is an active scholar in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of sport. She is author of the book “The Philosophical Athlete.” Reid’s new book, “Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue,” will be published in August.