Heather Reid, professor of philosophy, recently gave three presentations at the 34th Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy conference at Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York.
Heather Reid, professor of philosophy at Morningside College, recently gave three presentations at the 34th Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy conference at Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York.
Reid’s first presentation was a poem she had translated from Greek about Aristotle in honor of his 2,400th birthday. She then presented a paper titled “Xenophon versus Aristotle on Kalokagathia,” which concluded that both Aristotle and Xenophon understand “Kalokagathia,” or “beautiful goodness,” as the ability to recognize the good and act accordingly despite apparent differences in views. Lastly, Reid gave a critical commentary on the book “Genesis of Philosophy” by Christos Evangeliou.
The annual Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy is an international group of scholars focused on all aspects of ancient philosophy.
Reid is a specialist in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of sport. A member of the Morningside faculty since 1996, she received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.