Book Review: 'Olympic philosophy: the ideas and ideals behind the ancient and modern Olympic Games'

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Marjorie Enya

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This book review aims to offer a critical overview of the most recent book by philosopher Heather L. Reid, ‘Olympic philosophy: the ideas and ideals behind the ancient and modern Olympic Games’. Published earlier this year, the book is a collection of essays produced by Reid in over twenty years of dedication to ancient philosophy and athletics, and offers precious philosophical discussions around many relevant topics in Olympic studies, including but not limited to multiculturalism, the ethics of excellence and the heroic heritage of the Olympic Games.

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