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 an American 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 a Senior Fellow at 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 "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
- "About C4SS". Retrieved August 11, 2013.
- 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