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By Harry Binswanger:

New: PDF edition

“The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts”

What is a goal-directed action? Are non-conscious, “vegetative” actions goal-directed? Can machines act goal-directedly? The answers to these and related questions emerge from integrating Darwin’s principle of Natural Selection with Ayn Rand’s identification that the concept of “value” depends on the concept of “life.”

The PDF edition is searchable
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“The Constitution and States’ Rights”

Why—contrary to the claims of conservatives—the Supreme Court does have the authority to overturn any state law that violates individual rights.

A PDF reprinted, from The Objectivist Forum.


“The Possible Dream”

A rational, non-Platonic concept of “perfection.”

A PDF reprinted, from The Objectivist Forum.



How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation

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Bound Volume of The Objectivist Forum

The Objectivist Forum

The Objectivist Forum was a 16-page, bimonthly journal of ideas published from February 1980 through December 1987. Ayn Rand helped establish this journal and served as its philosophic consultant until her death in 1982. Harry Binswanger was Editor; Leonard Peikoff served as Consulting Editor. The 48 issues have been reprinted in a bound edition. Read more and purchase here.


By Jean Moroney Binswanger:

The Thinking Lab

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The Thinking Lab is a membership program for ambitous people who believe their own mental efficacy is critical to help them rise to new challenges. The Thinking Lab now includes access to Tap Your Own Brilliance, Smarter Execution, Just-in-Time Planning, The Non-Fiction Writing Course, and others. Read all about the Thinking Lab here.