Harry Binswanger

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Date of Birth: 1944

Age: 71

Place of Birth: Richmond

Citizenship: United States

Head of email discussion groups HBL

Binswanger taught philosophy at Hunter College (Hunter College) at the City University of New York (CUNY) from 1972 to 1979-th and other New York schools and the University of Texas at Austin (University of Texas, Austin) during one semester in 2002, the year. Starting from 1997, he is the head of Harry email discussion group HBL, of course, to discuss the issue of objectivism. He also talked on the theme of objectivist philosophy in 30 different universities, toured the United States, Canada and other countries.

His television appearances have been included in the `Shaw Glenn Beka` (` Glenn Beck show`), newsmagazine `Geraldo at Large`, cable TV, and C-SPAN program` On the Money` channel CNBC. In addition, the philosopher can be seen in the documentary film by Michael Paxton (Michael Paxton) `Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life`, nominated for `Oscar`.

Harry Binswanger was born in 1944 in Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, Virginia), where he grew up. He received a bachelor`s degree in liberal arts and engineering at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), where, incidentally, was instrumental in the creation of a student group for `Radicals kapitalizma` (` Radicals for Capitalism`). In 1973, he received his doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University (Columbia University).

Binswanger was a close friend of Ayn Rand; after meeting with her all his subsequent works were made in the best traditions of the objectivist. He spoke to the editor of the second edition of the book `Introduction to Rand objectivist epistemologiyu` ( `Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology`), published in 1990 after her death. This book is popular for writing work on objectivism. At the Rand Binswanger was a mini-encyclopedia `The Ayn Rand Lexicon`, in which about 400 Rand sanctifies the philosophy. Now the encyclopedia there in the wilds of the Internet.

His own book `Biological basis of theological kontseptsii` was published in 1990. Since then, Harry taught courses in developing objectivist theory, affecting metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. He introduced the audience with such works as `Free volya` (` Free Will`), `Abstractions from abstraktsiy` (` Abstractions from Abstractions`), `Metaphysics soznaniya` (` The Metaphysics of Consciousness`), `Consciousness as identifikatsiya` ( `Consciousness as Identification`),` Psycho-epistemologiya` ( `Psycho-Epistemology`) and others.

From 1980 to 1987-th Binswanger published his work and doing editorial work in the journal `The Objectivist Forum`, which is published every two months. Later, he published a collection of his works in hardcover. Currently, Harry is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of them. Ayn Rand (Ayn Rand Institute) and is a professor of objectivist Scientific Centre (Objectivist Academic Center). He also moderates and constantly writing new posts for email discussion group called `The Harry Binswanger List`.

Binswanger called `ortodoksalnym` Objectivist for its commitment to the ideas of his mentor, Ayn Rand, which he considers` genius is born once a tysyacheletie`. Binswanger - a supporter of a completely open immigration. In response to concerns about the fact that immigration to the United States will take advantage of the terrorists, Gurry said that the United States instead of imposing restrictions on relocation should participate in general, an offensive war to put an end to all the regimes that support terrorism. For a long time, he called for an immediate change of regime in Iran (Iran), which, according to him, is the driving force of the Islamic terrorist movement.

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