Harry Binswanger is a member of the Ayn Rand Institute’s Board of Directors and a Professor in ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University and has taught philosophy at Hunter College (City University of New York), The New School for Social Research, and the University of Texas, Austin.
Dr. Binswanger is a columnist for Forbes online.
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 The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts. He created and edited The Ayn Rand Lexicon and edited the second edition of Ayn Rand’s Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology.
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, as well as in two documentary films on Ayn Rand.