Heather Reid, professor of philosophy, recently had an article published in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.
Heather Reid, professor of philosophy at Morningside College, recently had an article published in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.
In her article, “Sages, Heroes and the Battle for Cycling’s Soul,” she uses her own experience at the 2014 Giro d’Italia in northern Italy to argue that virtue is the soul of cycling and that ancient Chinese philosophy’s insight into the conditions that promote virtue may help the sport.
Reid is a specialist in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of sport who has taught at Morningside since 1996. She has a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
An athlete herself, Reid trained for the Olympics as a cyclist in the 1980s and now leads summer cycling tours of Italy. The Giro d’Italia joins the Tour de France and Vuelta a España to make up the Grand Tours of road bicycle racing.