The Harry Binswanger Letter (HBL) is a website for those interested in Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, and its application to today’s culture. Founded in 1998 as an email discussion list, HBL now features both a public blog and a discussion forum for paid members.
The public blog, Value for Value, features articles by Harry Binswanger and other Objectivist intellectuals on a wide range of topics in philosophy, economics, politics and philosophic issues in science (for contents, click on the Blog Directory tab).
The community-moderated Member Forum is reserved for paid members, but a two-week free trial is available. About 6 days a week, Harry Binswanger emails to the entire membership his pick of the most interesting new posts from the Member Forum.
Harry Binswanger, a philosopher who was an associate and friend of Ayn Rand’s, is the author of How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation and of The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts. During 2012 and 2013, he was a contributor to Forbes Online, and he is now a Senior Contributor at Real Clear Markets.
“Meeting of the Minds”
For members, at no additional charge: telephone conference-call discussions, covering a wide variety of topics of interest to Objectivists.
Schedule: roughly every other Sunday, at noon ET, for an hour and fifteen minutes. Recordings of each meeting are put up on the web for members.
Topics of the first 10 meetings:
#10 May 10, 2015: The Reactive Subconscious, featured participant Jean Moroney Binswanger
#9 April 26, 2015: Masculinity & Femininity
#8 April 5, 2015: Libertarianism, featured participant Peter Schwartz
#7 Mar. 22, 2015: How to Spread Objectivism
#6 Mar. 8, 2015: What ideas tamed Christianity? Can they tame Islam? (Part II)
#5 Feb. 15, 2015: What ideas tamed Christianity? (Part I)
#4 Jan. 25, 2015: Recollecting Ayn Rand, by Harry Binswanger
#3 Jan. 11, 2015: Open Immigration, featured participant: Peter Schwartz
#2 Dec. 14, 2014: The esthetics of music, featured participant: Matt Johnson
#1 Nov. 30, 2014: The subconscious–passive or active?
HBL is primarily for Objectivists. Full agreement with Objectivism is not required, but we do require that members have a serious interest in and respect for the work of Ayn Rand. We do not permit posts on the forum that attack her or sanction her enemies.