Roderick T. Long
|Roderick Tracy Long|
February 4, 1964 |
Los Angeles, United States
|Libertarianism, praxeology, anarchism, Objectivism, feminism, Greek philosophy, Libertarian Socialism|
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 edited the book Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?. Long was an editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies until it ceased publication, under his stewardship, in 2008.
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 organization, 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. Long has identified himself as a bleeding-heart libertarian and has contributed to the Bleeding Heart Libertarians weblog.
- 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.
- Contributor (2008). Hamowy, Ronald, ed. The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; Cato Institute. ISBN 978-1412965804. LCCN 2008009151. OCLC 750831024.
- "Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty" by Roderick T. Long
- "About". Center for a Stateless Society. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
- "Roderick T. Long". Cato Unbound. Cato Institute. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- 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 (February 3, 2011). "Libertarian Left". The American Conservative. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Long, Roderick T. "An Open Letter to the Peace Movement" March 7, 2003.
- Long, Roderick T. (March 7, 2003). "An Open Letter to the Peace Movement". In a Blog's Stead. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- "Posts by Roderick Long". Bleeding Heart Libertarians weblog. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Roderick T. Long on Twitter
- 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
- Roderick T. Long, Selected Writings
- Roderick T. Long at Goodreads