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Roderick Tracy Long

Long giving a lecture at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in 2006.
Full name Roderick Tracy Long
Born February 4, 1964 (1964-02-04) (age 45)
Era 20th/21st century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Austrian School
Main interests Libertarianism, praxeology, anarchism, objectivism, greek philosophy

Roderick Tracy Long (born February 4, 1964) is a professor of philosophy at Auburn University and an anarcho-capitalist blogger. He 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[1] and cited by Gene Callahan.[2] Long served as the editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies and was a member of the Liberty and Power group blog. He is presently one of the editors of the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.

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)."[3]


  • 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.


  1. ^ Long, Roderick. "Anarchism as Constitutionalism, Part 2." 6 January 2004.
  2. ^ Callahan, Gene. "Oakeshott and Mises on Understanding Human Action." Independent Review. Independent Institute. Fall 2005.
  3. ^ Auburn University Department of Philosophy Faculty & Staff Listing 2006-2007 accessed at December 8, 2008

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