April 2, 2009
Heather L. Reid, professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside College, will present at the meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society at Loyola College of Maryland, in Baltimore that will occur Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26.
Reid’s paper, titled “Aristotle’s Pentathlete” was accepted for presentation as part of a panel about Aristotelian Biology and Embodiment. The paper expands on Aristotle’s famous comment about the beauty of pentathletes by claiming that their training and development reflect his history of ethics.
Reid joined the Morningside faculty in 1996. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her 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. She has served as president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. Reid is also author of “The Philosophical Athlete” and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on ancient Greek philosophy, sport philosophy and Olympic studies.