Nebraska Authors

Troy Wilson Organ

Born 1912-12-25 Edgar, NE (USA)

Died 1992-02-15
Sun City West, AZ (USA)

The author was a distinguished philosopher and a long time professor of philosophy at the Ohio State University. He left Nebraska after graduating from Hastings College in 1934. He returned to the state to visit his parents, and to speak at the Neihardt Conference in 1989.

Places Lived

Athens, Ohio
Edgar, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Eastern Philosophy


Bachelor of Arts, 1934, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Bachelor of Divinity, 1937, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL
Master of Arts, 1939, State College of Iowa
Ph.D., 1941, State College of Iowa
University of Hawaii


Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Professor of Philosophy

Places Worked

Parsons College
University of Akron
Pennsylvania College for Women
Ohio University, Athens, OH


An Index to Aristotle. 1949.
The Examined Life. 1956.
The Self in Indian Philosophy. 1964.
The Art of Critical Thinking. 1965.
The Hindu Quest for the Perfection of Man. 1970.
Hinduism: Its Historical Development. 1974.
Western Approaches to Eastern Philosophy. 1975.

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