June 15, 1954|
Klagenfurt, Kärnten, Austria
|Main interests||Consciousness, German Idealism, Philosophical anthropology, epistemology, ethnomethodology|
Helmut Wautischer is a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at Sonoma State University, California, USA. He received his degrees from Bundeshandelsakademie Klagenfurt (BA, Business Administration) and Karl-Franzens University of Graz (PhD, Philosophy) where he studied with Rudolf Haller and Ernst Topitsch. He was influenced by the writings of Carlos Castaneda and received a Fulbright scholarship for research on this subject at UCLA, leading to his dissertation, Methodology and Knowledge. Proposing an Expanded Science of Man. He has published essays in scholarly journals, such as Polylog, Prima Philosophia, Dialogue and Humanism, Anthropology of Consciousness, Shaman, Journal of Ritual Studies, and Journal of Ethical Studies.
He presented papers at the World Congresses of Philosophy (Moscow 1993, Boston 1998, Istanbul 2003), Tucson Center for Consciousness Studies, American Philosophical Association, American Anthropological Association, the Austrian Association for Philosophy, International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, and other venues. He is president of the Karl Jaspers Society of North America, is co-editor (with Alan M. Olson) of the online journal Existenz, managing editor of the Paideia Project at Boston University. and an elected member to the Academic Senate.
- Tribal Epistemologies: Essays in the Philosophy of Anthropology, ISBN 1-84014-128-X 
- Ontology of Consciousness: Percipient Action, ISBN 978-0-262-73184-3 
- Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity, ISBN 978-94-007-2222-4 
- Helmut Wautischer's homepage
- Sonoma State University Faculty
- American Philosophical Association
- Karl Jaspers Society of North America
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