Dr Tamra Wright
Director of Academic Studies
Dr Tamra Wright oversees LSJS's degree and teacher training programmes as well as the Susi Bradfield Educational Leadership programme.
She holds a visiting lectureship at King’s College London and teaches Jewish thought on the LSJS/King’s MA Jewish Studies. A specialist in 20th century Jewish philosophy, she delivered the Stanford Lectures in Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge University in 2009 and is the author of The Twilight of Jewish Philosophy: Emmanuel Levinas’s Ethical Hermeneutics. She has also published articles on Jabès, Buber, Levinas, Fackenheim, and post-holocaust Jewish thought.
She is a graduate of the UJIA Ashdown Fellowships and a founding member of the advisory board and faculty of the Cambridge Co-exist Leadership Programme for faith leaders [http://www.interfaith.cam.ac.uk/en/education/cclp]. She is a member of the steering committee of PLUS (people like us) http://www.people-like-us.org.uk/, a grassroots multifaith educational initiative, and a member of the leadership development steering group of Women in Jewish Leadership, a project of the Board of Deputies supported by the Jewish Leadership Council. http://www.thejlc.org/portfolio/commission-for-women-in-jewish-leadership/
Dr. Wright’s article Self, Other, God: 20thCentury Jewish Philosophy has recently been published in Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, volume 74, pp. 149-169.
Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas are three of the most prominent Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. This paper looks at the different understandings each author offers of intersubjectivity and authentic self-hood and questions the extent to which for each author God plays a role in interpersonal relationships.
The full version of this article can be read at Cambridge Journals Online