Heather Reid, professor of philosophy, recently gave presentations in Syracuse, Sicily, and Olympia, Greece, and she appeared on a public radio broadcast in Albany, N.Y.
Heather Reid, professor of philosophy at Morningside College, recently gave presentations in Syracuse, Sicily, and Olympia, Greece, and she appeared on a public radio broadcast in Albany, N.Y.
Reid presented lectures titled “A Philosophical Introduction to Philostratus’ ‘Gymnasticus’” and “Performing Virtue: Mimēsis in Platonic Education” in Syracuse. She presented a lecture titled “Xenophon, Paideia, and Kalokagathia” at the International Conference of the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Education in Olympia.
Reid also spoke about commercialism in the Olympic Games for “The Academic Minute” segment that is broadcast by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany.
Reid is a specialist in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of sport. She has published six books related to sports philosophy and the Olympics. A member of the Morningside faculty since 1996, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.