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J. Lenore Wright

Morrision Hall 220
(254) 710-7332


• 1998. State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo). Buffalo, New York. Ph.D., philosophy.
•1997. Goethe-Institut. Mannheim, Germany. Language and Culture Program.
•1995. Baylor University. Waco, Texas. M.A., philosophy.
•1994. Morehead State University. Morehead, Kentucky. B.A. philosophy, summa cum laude. Honors Program designee.

Areas of Interest

Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Self-representation, Philosophy and Popular Culture, Feminism, History of Ideas, Film Theory

Recent Publications


The Philosopher’s I: Autobiography and the Search for the Self (Forthcoming 2006, SUNY Press). 


“Plato’s Socrates and Soseki’s Sensei:  Living the Sovereign Life,” Asian Philosophy, vol. 15 no. 1 (March 2005):  61-76 

“A Report From the Front:  Using Blackboard’s On-line Journal Program to Enhance Philosophical Thinking, Writing, and Speaking,” co-authored with Anne-Marie Bowery, Journal of Interactive Instruction Development, vol. 16 no. 1 (Spring 2004):  3-11

“Sam and Frodo’s Excellent Adventure: Tolkien’s Journey Motif,” in The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy:  One Book to Rule Them All (Chicago:  Open Court Press, 2003), Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson, editors.  

“Socrates at the Cinema:  Using Film in the Philosophy Classroom,” co-authored with Anne-Marie Bowery, Teaching Philosophy (March 2003):

“The Wonder of Barbie:  Female Representation in Popular Culture,” Essays in Philosophy vol. 4 no. 1 (January 2003):  1-27 

“Silence and the Self: The Function of the First-person for Kierkegaard and Sartre,” Discourse 4 (Spring 1998): 1-19