Watson taught philosopher at Washington University in St. Louis for forty years. His publications include the following books:

- Was chosen by the New York Public library as one of "25 Books to Remember from 2002"
- Has been translated into Italian
- Has been translated into nine languages.
- . The biography of the first person to cross the Falls on a wire, and the first person(a woman) to go over the Falls in a barrel. The French translation has featured at the Saint-Malo Ettonants voyageurs Festival International du Lirre in 1997, where it won a translation award.
*The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics*(Hackett Publishing Company)*Representational Ideas from Plato to Patricia Churchland*(Kluwer Academic Publishers)*Under Plowman's Floor**The Runner**The Longest Cave*(with Roger W. Brucker)(hb Alfred A. Knopf, pb Southern Illinois University Press)

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