About HBLHarry Binswanger

The Harry Binswanger Letter (HBL) is a membership site and email listserv for those interested in Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, and its application to today’s culture.

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 is the creator and editor of The Ayn Rand Lexicon.

Dr. Binswanger edited, with Leonard Peikoff, audio tapes of Ayn Rand’s Workshop on Objectivist Epistemology (1969-1970) to appear as a 200-page Appendix to Ayn Rand’s Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology.

Launched in 1998 as an email list, HBL now offers: weekly Zoom conferences, emailed posts by Harry Binswanger and selected others, a public blog, a private Facebook group, and a discussion forum for subscribers to HBL ($12.50 per month).

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HBL features

Meeting of the Minds: Seminars via Zoom or dial-up. Every Sunday, from 12 noon to 1:00 or 1:15 pm ET. Members participate in a discussion led by Harry Binswanger. Recent topics:

Member Forum: a community-moderated forum for extended discussion and polite argumentation on any topic in Objectivism, current events, and recommendations of books and artworks. For members only (including those on the two-week free trial). 32,000 posts since September 2014.

Value for Value: a public blog, featuring articles by Harry Binswanger on a wide range of topics in philosophy and related fields. Recent topics:

  • Coronavirus: new interview with Dr. Amesh Adalja
  • The cracked economics of government “help”
  • All trade deals are bad deals
  • What is “national sovereignty”?
  • The FDA is the Federal Death Agency.

Emailed posts: Three days a week, Harry Binswanger emails to the entire membership his selection of about 5 Member Forum posts (including a few written by him).

Facebook Group: The emailed posts are also put on our private Facebook group: HBLetter Objectivist discussion group.


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 Member Forum or our Facebook Group that attack her or sanction those who do.

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