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Harry Binswanger Reveals the Identities of the ITOE Workshop Participants


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50 years after the event, Dr. Harry Binswanger has decided to reveal the identities of all of the workshop participants named in the appendix to the second edition of Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. This has been a mystery for quite some time!

I'll quote the key section, and you can visit Dr. Binswanger's public blog to see the rest:

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Here is the complete list of the participants included in the Appendix.

Prof. A: Harry Binswanger. Then a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Columbia University and Part-Time Instructor in philosophy at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.

Prof. B: Allan Gotthelf. Doctoral candidate in philosophy at Columbia University and full-time Instructor in philosophy at Wesleyian University in Connecticut. Dr. Gotthelf went on to become, among many other accomplishments, a founder and longtime head of the Ayn Rand Society, a professional organization affiliated with the American Philosophical Association.

Prof. C : Nicholas Bykovetz. Graduate student in physics, who is now in the physics department of Temple University.

Prof. D : John Nelson. Nelson was then in his 50s, I believe, and was in the philosophy department of the University of Colorado, Boulder. His article “The ‘Freedom’ of the Hippie and the Yippie” was published in The Objectivist.

Prof. E: Leonard Peikoff, who needs no identification for this audience.

Prof. F: George Walsh. Then in his late 40s or early 50s, Prof. Walsh was in the philosophy department of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

Prof. G: Fred Weiss.  Graduate student in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Weiss went on to create and run The Paper Tiger, a niche publisher.

Prof. H: Mike Berliner. Doctoral candidate in philosophy at Boston University, where he also taught.  Dr. Berliner became the first Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute (1985 – 2000).

Prof. I: Gary Lachmund. Then a graduate student in mathematics, Mr. Lachmund later went into banking.

Prof. J: John Allen. Graduate student in philosophy.

Prof. K: Albert Jakira. Graduate student in philosophy. Mr. Jakira ran an Objectivist study group in New York City in the 1990s.

Prof. L: Tony Plasil. Graduate student in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin.

Prof. M: Laurence Gould. Graduate student in physics, now in the physics department of the University of Hartford.

https://www.hbletter.com/objectivist-workshop-participants-identified/

 

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