Long giving a lecture at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in 2006
February 4, 1964 |
|Era||20th/21st century philosophy|
|Main interests||Libertarianism, praxeology, anarchism, Objectivism, feminism, Greek philosophy|
Roderick Tracy Long (born February 4, 1964) is a professor of philosophy at Auburn University and libertarian blogger. He also serves as a Senior Scholar for the Ludwig von Mises Institute, an editor of the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, director and president of the Molinari Institute, and an advisory panel member for the Center for a Stateless Society.
Education and career
Long received a B.A. in philosophy from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has edited the book Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?. His work has been debated by Robert Bidinotto and cited by Gene Callahan. Long served as the editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies and was a member of the Liberty and Power group blog.
According to Long, he specializes in "Greek philosophy; moral psychology; ethics; philosophy of social science; and political philosophy (with an emphasis on libertarian/anarchist theory)." Long supports what he calls "libertarian anarchy", but avoids describing this as "capitalism", a term he believes has inconsistent and confusing meanings.
He is an advocate of “build[ing] worker solidarity. On the one hand, this means formal organisation, including unionization—but I’m not talking about the prevailing model of ‘business unions' ... but real unions, the old-fashioned kind, committed to the working class and not just union members, and interested in worker autonomy, not government patronage.”
Long identifies as a peace activist and points out that a "A consistent peace activist must be an anarchist." He describes market anarchism as "a peaceful, consensual alternative" to society with a state.
- Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action: Praxeological Investigations (ISBN 978-0415329484) Routledge, August 2008.
- Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country? (ISBN 978-0754660668) Ed., with Tibor Machan. Ashgate, February 2008.
- Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand (ISBN 978-1577240457) Objectivist Center, 2000.
- "Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty" by Roderick T. Long
- Cato Unbound (Cato Institute): Walter T. Block
- Long, Roderick. "Anarchism as Constitutionalism, Part 2." Strike-The-Root.com. January 6, 2004.
- Callahan, Gene. "Oakeshott and Mises on Understanding Human Action." Independent Review. Independent Institute. Fall 2005.
- Auburn University Department of Philosophy Faculty & Staff Listing accessed at May 4, 2013
- Long, Roderick T. (2004). "Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to Ten Objections". LewRockwell.com. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
- Long, Roderick T. (April 8, 2006). "Rothbard's 'Left and Right': Forty Years Later". Ludwig von Mises Institute. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
- Richman, Sheldon, "Libertarian Left", The American Conservative (February 3, 2011)
- Long, Roderick T. "An Open Letter to the Peace Movement" March 7, 2003.
- "Posts by Roderick Long". Bleeding Heart Libertarians weblog.
- Praxeology.net – Long's personal homepage
- Center for a Stateless Society
- Roderick Long at Mises.org
- Infoshop News – Interview with Roderick Long – comprehensive interview with Long from Infoshop.org
- "Equality:The Unknown Ideal" from Invisible Molotov