Philosophy Talk: The Athlete as Philosopher | KALW

Philosophy Talk: The Athlete as Philosopher

Aug 24, 2018

Are sports a way to cultivate virtues like loyalty, collaboration, and discipline, or to indulge feelings of rivalry, tribalism, and obsession?


For the ancient Greeks, sport was an integral part of education. Athletic programs remain in schools today, but there is a growing gap between the modern sports experience and enduring educational values such as self-discovery, responsibility, respect, and citizenship. Is there a way to bridge this gap? Can sports be a means to teach values such as these? Josh and Ken try out with Heather Reid from Morningside College, author of The Philosophical Athlete.

Join the conversation LIVE this Sunday 8/26 at 11 am by calling 1-800-525-9917, or catch the re-broadcast Tuesday 8/28 at 12 noon.