Bossart, W.H. 1931-

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Bossart, W.H. 1931-
(William H. Bossart)


Born September 11, 1931, in New York, NY; citizenship, American and Swiss. Education: Northwestern University, B.S., 1952, M.A., 1954, Ph. D., 1958; attended University of Paris, 1955-56; University of Vienna, certificate in German, 1956; attended University of Munich, 1956-57. Hobbies and other interests: Travel (Western Europe, Mexico, India, Nepal, Thailand, China, Tibet, Bolivia, Peru).


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Writer, educator, and philosopher. University of Wisconsin—Madison, acting instructor in philosophy, 1955; University of California, Davis, acting instructor, 1957-58, assistant professor, 195965, associate professor, 1965-70, professor of philosophy, 1970-93, professor emeritus, 1993—, department chair, 1972-82, chair, Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science, 1981-85.


Fulbright scholar in France, 1955-56; younger scholar fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1969-70.


Apperception, Knowledge, and Experience, Ottawa University Press (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Borges and Philosophy: Self, Time, and Metaphysics, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Aesthetics and the Arts, edited by L. Jacobus, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1968; The Anatomy of Knowledge, edited by M. Grene, Routledge & Kegan Paul (London, England), 1969; The Languages of Creativity, 2nd edition, edited by M. Amsler, Associated University Presses (Cranbury, NJ), 1986; and The Life of the Transcendental Ego, edited by E. Casey and D. Morano, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1986. Contributor to periodicals, including Review of Metaphysics, Christian Scholar, International Philosophical Quarterly, Monist, Personalist, Philosophical Forum, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, and British Journal of Aesthetics.


A book on Madhyamika Buddhism and western philosophy.