Gerard Casey (philosopher)

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Gerard Casey

Gerard Casey (born 1951) is a member of the School of Philosophy in University College Dublin (Head from 2001–2006).[1] He is also an Associated Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He is a follower of the Austrian school.


He was active in Irish politics in the 1990s and led the Christian Solidarity Party between 1993 and 1999. He is now apolitical with libertarian and (philosophically) anarchistic tendencies.[2] [3][4][5] As well as being qualified in Philosophy (University College Cork and University of Notre Dame), he also has degrees in Law (University of London and University College Dublin). He appears from time to time on radio and TV on topical social and political issues. His philosophical interests include political philosophy and the philosophy of law. He serves on the editorial boards of Geopolitics, History and International Relations, Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice, Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, Review of Social and Political Issues and Libertarian Papers and is a member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Association for Political Theory, the American Philosophical Association and the Aristotelian Society.[citation needed]

His Murray Rothbard (Vol. 15 in the series Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers) was published by Continuum in 2010[6] and became available in paperback in August 2013. His most recent book, Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State, was published by Continuum in July 2012 (UK) [September 2012 USA].

In 2009 Casey participated in a Radio Documentary where he swapped jobs with a chimney sweep for RTE Radio 1.[7]


  1. ^ Gerard Casey's UCD home page
  2. ^ "Meddling in other men's affairs: the Case for Anarchy," Economic Affairs 27 (2007)4: pp. 46–51. [1]
  3. ^ “Where Does Law Come From?” Philosophical Inquiry, 32 (2010)3-4: pp. 85–92.
  4. ^ “Legal Polycentrism,” Journal of Libertarian Studies, 22 (2010)1: pp. 22–34.
  5. ^ “Constitutions of No Authority: Spoonerian Reflections,” Independent Review, 14 (2010)3: pp. 325–340.
  6. ^ Casey, Gerard (2010). John Meadowcroft, ed. Murray Rothbard: Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers. 15. London: The Continuum International Publishing Group, Inc.
  7. ^ The sweep and the philospher Compiled by Joe Kearney,, 19 December 2009.