Aug. 27, 2004
Heather Reid participated in a revival
of the ancient Nemean Games while in Greece this summer.
Dr. Heather Reid,
associate professor and chair of philosophy at Morningside
College, will present a program on the philosophy of sport
on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 11:45 a.m.
in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center , 3627
Peters Avenue. The event, sponsored by the Academic and Cultural
Arts Series (ACAS) at Morningside, is free and open to the
Reid's program, "The Philosophical
Athlete," will address how a philosophical approach to sports
can enhance the athletic experience. The program is based
on research Reid gathered for her book of the same title,
published in 2002 by Carolina Academic Press. The presentation
will include discussion on such issues as violence, racism,
and performance-enhancing drugs and is relevant for athletes
as diverse as the teenage college recruit and the aging weekend
warrior as well as the general public.
Reid has written and lectured extensively on ancient Greek philosophy,
Olympic studies, and the philosophy of sport. She was recently
invited to participate in the 25th International Symposium of
the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture that took place
Aug. 1 through Aug. 6, in Pyrgos, Greece. She was also a presenter
at the 2004 Pre-Olympic Congress held Aug. 6 through Aug. 11,
in Thessaloniki, Greece.
of ACAS events