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Robert Anton Wilson

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Full Name: Robert Edward Wilson
Born: January 18, 1932
Died: January 11, 2007
Occupation: Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist, Editor, Playwright, Poet, Futurist, Mystic
Nationality: American


Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson, January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007), known to friends as "Bob", was an American author and polymath who became at various times a novelist, philosopher, psychologist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, civil libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an episkopos, pope, and saint of Discordianism, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings, interviews, and strolls. Wilson described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth". His goal being "to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything" (cf. solipsism, acatalepsia, Pyrrhonism).

Works in the WWEnd Database

 The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles

 1. (1983)
 2. (1985)
 3. (1991)


 1. (1981)

 Illuminatus! Trilogy

 0. (1984)
 1. (1975)
 2. (1975)
 3. (1975)

 Schrödinger's Cat

 0. (1988)