Sept. 22, 2008
Heather Reid, professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, will discuss her experience at the Olympic Games in Beijing during an event on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by the college’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
“I will be talking about my experience in Beijing in the context of Chinese philosophy and Olympic philosophy,” Reid said. “It should appeal to students curious about philosophy, China and the Olympic Games.”
Reid has been at Morningside since 1996. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has received international recognition for her expertise on the philosophical foundations of the Olympic Games and has served as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. Reid is author of “The Philosophical Athlete” and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on ancient Greek philosophy, sport philosophy and Olympic studies.