Roderick T. Long

Roderick T. Long is Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University. He is President of the Molinari Institute and Molinari Society; a Senior Fellow of the Center for a Stateless Society; editor of the Molinari Review; and co-editor of the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies and the book Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country? He helped found the Alliance of the Libertarian Left, and is the author of Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand (2000), Rituals of Freedom: Libertarian Themes in Early Confucianism (2016), and Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action (forthcoming from Routledge).

He received his philosophical training at Harvard (A.B. 1985) and Cornell (Ph.D. 1992) and has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan. He is a self-described Aristotelian/Wittgensteinian in philosophy and a left-libertarian market anarchist in social theory.

Essays

October 2016: Immanuel Kant and Classical Liberalism

Response Essays: Kant: Liberal, Illiberal, or Both?

The Conversation: Kant’s Rousseauvian Theory of Property

The Conversation: How Kant’s Flaws Are Misapplied Virtues

The Conversation: Kant on the Political Use of Nonmoral Incentives

The Conversation: Kant’s Hobbesian Side

The Conversation: Rational Animals, Productivity, and Constitutive Virtues

April 2012: Where Next? The Past, Present, and Future of Classical Liberalism

Response Essays: In Praise of Bleeding Heart Absolutism

The Conversation: The Bleeding-Heart Absolutist Strikes Back

The Conversation: More Libertarian Than Thou

The Conversation: Three Parthian Shots

January 2010: What’s Living and Dead in Ayn Rand’s Moral and Political Thought

Response Essays: The Winnowing of Ayn Rand

The Conversation: Can We All Get Along?

The Conversation: More on Happiness

The Conversation: Interests, Harmonious and Otherwise

The Conversation: Yes, and …

The Conversation: Biology and Interests

The Conversation: And Now for Something Completely Different

The Conversation: Flourishing at the Margin

November 2008: When Corporations Hate Markets

Lead Essay: Corporations versus the Market; or, Whip Conflation Now

The Conversation: Closing Thoughts

The Conversation: Free Market Firms: Smaller, Flatter, and More Crowded

The Conversation: Governments Work for Special Interests, Markets Work for Ordinary People

The Conversation: Owning Ideas Means Owning People

The Conversation: Keeping Libertarian, Keeping Left