May 11, 2012
Heather L. Reid, professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, recently gave an invited lecture at the University of Rome Foro Italico in Italy.
Reid talked about her paper “Philosophy, Democracy and Sport: From Pythagoras’ Gymnasium to Plato’s Academy.” In the paper, she explains the connections between philosophy, democracy and sport in the ancient world based on research from her recent book “Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue.”
Reid joined the Morningside faculty in 1996. 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 has written three books and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on ancient Greek philosophy, sport philosophy and Olympic studies. She has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.