Philosopher and Author
Harry Binswanger was a friend of Ayn Rand in the final years of her life and has written his subsequent philosophical work in the tradition of her Objectivist philosophy. From 1980 through 1987, he published and edited a bimonthly journal called The Objectivist Forum, which was later published as a hardback collection. He edited the new material in the second edition of Rand's book, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, published in 1990 after her death. He also compiled The Ayn Rand Lexicon, a compilation of Rand's views on various topics. His book, How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation, was published in 2014. Binswanger is on the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute and is listed as a scholar at the Ayn Rand Institute Campus. He also moderates and posts to a fee-based online discussion group on Objectivism, called "The Harry Binswanger Letter", which he has operated since 1998. Dr. Binswanger was previously a contributor to Forbes and is currently a contributor to RealClearMarkets. His television appearances have included Glenn Beck and Geraldo at Large. He also appears in Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, the Academy Award-nominated documentary by Michael Paxton, and Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged, a 2011 documentary by Chris Mortensen.