Harry Binswanger is a member of the Ayn Rand Institute's
Board of Directors and an instructor at ARI's Objectivist Academic
Center. He received his Ph.D. in
philosophy from Columbia University in 1973 and has taught philosophy
at Hunter College (City University of New York), The New School
for Social Research, and the University of Texas, Austin.
During the 1980's, he published and edited The Objectivist Forum,
a bimonthly journal devoted to Ayn Rand's philosophy, and in Ayn
Rand's last years, Dr. Binswanger became her associate and friend.
He is the author of How We Know:
Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation and of The Biological
Basis of Teleological Concepts. He is the editor of
The Ayn Rand Lexicon and of the second edition of
Ayn Rand's Introduction to
A frequent speaker on Ayn Rand's philosophy, he has given
more than 70 talks at on a wide variety of topics in philosophy
and politics at some 35 universities, and he has appeared on TV
shows hosted by Glenn Beck, Geraldo Rivera, and Judge Anthony
Napolitano, and in two documentary films on Ayn Rand.
Dr. Binswanger is a Senior Contributor at RealClearMarkets, and he moderates and
writes for a blog/discussion forum on Objectivism.