Nov. 2, 2009
Heather Reid, professor and chair of philosophy, will speak about the links between Eastern and Western philosophy as it applies to athletics at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov.11, in the UPS Auditorium, 3627 Peters Ave. This event is free and open to the public.
Reid will discuss how virtue is an important ethical concept in Eastern and Western traditions, and how virtue can be a common ground for discussion on ethical issues.
“By playing sports together, we can learn how diverse approaches can serve common goals, and hopefully we can learn to harmonize with each other beyond the playing field,” said Reid.
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.