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Helmut Wautischer

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Name  Helmut Wautischer
Role  Philosopher

Region  Western philosophy
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Born  June 15, 1954 (1954-06-15) Klagenfurt, Karnten, Austria
Main interests  Consciousness, German Idealism, Philosophical anthropology, epistemology, ethnomethodology
Areas of interest  German idealism, Consciousness, Epistemology, Philosophical anthropology, Ethnomethodology
Influenced by  Ludwig Wittgenstein, Immanuel Kant, Paul Feyerabend, Karl Jaspers

Philosophical era  Contemporary philosophy

Helmut Wautischer is an Austrian philosopher. He is currently a senior philosophy lecturer at Sonoma State University. He received his Bachelor's degree from the Bundeshandelsakademie Klagenfurt and a PhD in philosophy from Karl-Franzens University of Graz 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.

Helmut Wautischer Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity by Helmut Wautischer

He presented papers at the World Congresses of Philosophy (Moscow 1993, Boston 1998, Istanbul 2003, Athens 2013), 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 served as president of the Karl Jaspers Society of North America from 2006-2016, is the founding editor (with Alan M. Olson) and editor-in-chief of the online journal Existenz. He is also the managing editor of the Paideia Project at Boston University, and was 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
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    Helmut Wautischer Wikipedia

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