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Roderick Long

American philosopher


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Currently holding the title of Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University, Roderick Long is known for his work in left-libertarianism. Long earned a BA in philosophy at Harvard University in 1985 and a PhD in 1992. Long has also taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and the Institute for Humane Studies. Outside of teaching, Long is an editor with the Journal of Libertarian Studies and president of the Molinari Institute and Molinari Society.

Long’s work draws on Greek philosophy and Austrian philosopher Carl Menger; specifically the notion of praxeology, the conceptual analysis of human behavior and preference in an a priori sense. Building from the foundation, Long argues for what he terms “Libertarian anarchy,” and strongly supports unionization with the goal of ensuring worker rights and autonomy. Additionally, (and like Gary Chartier), Long rejects the State as an obstacle to human flourishing and promotes market anarchism. Long argues for privatizing the military, and non-interventionist foreign policy.

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Roderick Tracy Long is an American professor of philosophy at Auburn University and left-libertarian blogger. He also serves as 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.

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Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

Auburn University

Public university in Auburn, Alabama, United States

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