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  1. Realism and Abstraction in Economics: Aristotle and Mises Versus Friedman.Roderick Long - manuscript
    Associate Professor | Director and President Department of Philosophy | Molinari Institute 6080 Haley Center, Auburn University Auburn AL 36849 USA email: longrob@auburn.edu URL: praxeology.net..
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  2. A Plea for Public Property.Roderick T. Long - 2011 - In Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson (ed.), Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty. London, UK: pp. 157-168.
    Libertarians often assume that a free society will be one in which all (or nearly all) property is private. I have previously expressed my dissent from this consensus, arguing that libertarian principles instead support a substantial role for public property. (" In Defense of Public Space ," Formulations, Vol. III, No. 3 (Spring 1996).) In this article I develop this heretical position further.
     
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  3. The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Rights.Roderick Long - 2011 - In Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson (ed.), Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty. London, UK: pp. 187-198.
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    Practical Reflection.Roderick T. Long - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (4):903.
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  5. Mill's Higher Pleasures and the Choice of Character*: Roderick T. Long.Roderick T. Long - 1992 - Utilitas 4 (2):279-297.
    J. S. Mill's distinction between higher and lower pleasures is often thought to conflict with his commitment to psychological and ethical hedonism: if the superiority of higher pleasures is quantitative, then the higher/lower distinction is superfluous and Mill contradicts himself; if the superiority of higher pleasures is not quantitative, then Mill's hedonism is compromised.
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    The Irrelevance of Responsibility: RODERICK T. LONG.Roderick T. Long - 1999 - Social Philosophy and Policy 16 (2):118-145.
    Responsibility is often thought of as primarily a legal concept. Even when it is moral responsibility that is at issue, it is assumed that it is above all in moralities based on law-centered patterns and models that responsibility takes center stage, so that responsibility is a legal concept at its core, and is applicable to the realm of private morality only by extension and analogy.
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  7. Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to ten Objections.Roderick T. Long - unknown
    I want to talk about some of the main objections that have been given to libertarian anarchism and my attempts to answer them. But before I start giving objections and trying to answer them, there is no point in trying to answer objections to a view unless you have given some positive reason to hold the view in the first place. So, I just want to say briefly what I think the positive case is for it before going on to (...)
     
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    Praxeology: Who Needs It.Roderick T. Long - 2005 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 6 (2):299 - 316.
    Despite her admiration for the economic theories of Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand rejects Mises's central concept of "praxeology," the science of human action. Yet the features of Misesian praxeology that Rand finds most objectionable— its aprioristic methodology, its value-subjectivism, and its claims about motivational psychology— can be reinterpreted in ways that make them congenial to Rand's philosophical principles while still preserving the essential points that Mises wishes to make.
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  9. Toward a Libertarian Theory of Class: RODERICK T. LONG.Roderick T. Long - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (2):303-349.
    Libertarianism needs a theory of class. This claim may meet with resistance among some libertarians. A few will say: “The analysis of society in terms of classes and class struggles is a specifically Marxist approach, resting on assumptions that libertarians reject. Why should we care about class?” A greater number will say: “We recognize that class theory is important, but libertarianism doesn't need such a theory, because it already has a perfectly good one.”.
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    Immanent Liberalism: The Politics of Mutual Consent.Roderick T. Long - 1995 - Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (2):1-31.
    Part One of Marx's “On the Jewish Question” is a communitarian manifesto, one of the finest and subtlest ever penned. But has it anything valuable to offer defenders of liberalism? I think it does; for in “On the Jewish Question” Marx points to a potential danger into which communitarians are liable to fall, and I shall argue that his discussion sheds light on an analogous peril for liberals. Specifically, Marx distinguishes between a genuine and a spurious form of communitarianism, and (...)
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    Reply to Stephen Cox: Anarchism and the Problems of Rand and Paterson.Roderick T. Long - 2013 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 13 (2):210.
  12. Land-Locked: A Critique of Carson on Property Rights.Roderick T. Long - 2006 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 20 (1):87-95.
  13. Defending a Free Nation.Roderick T. Long - 2007 - In Edward P. Stringham (ed.), Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice. New Brunswick, NJ, USA: pp. 149-162.
    This question presupposes a prior question: would a free nation need to defend itself from foreign aggression? Some would answer no: the rewards of cooperation outweigh the rewards of aggression, and so a nation will probably not be attacked unless it first acts aggressively itself.
     
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    Market Anarchism as Constitutionalism.Roderick T. Long - 2008 - In Roderick T. Long & Tibor R. Machan (eds.), Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country? Ashgate. pp. 133-154.
    A legal system is any institution or set of institutions in a given society that provides dispute resolution in a systematic and reasonably predictable way. it does so through the exercise of three functions: the judicial, the legislative, and the executive. The judicial function, the adjudication of disputes, is the core of any legal system; the other two are ancillary to this. The legislative function is to determine the rules that will govern the process of adjudication (this function may be (...)
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    Rule-Following, Praxeology, and Anarchy.Roderick T. Long - 2006 - New Perspectives on Political Economy 1 (2):36-46.
    JEL Classification: B41, B53, B31, B2, P48, A12 Abstract: Wittgenstein’s rule-following paradox has important implications for two aspects of Austrian theory. First, it makes it possible to reconcile the Misesian, Rothbardian, and hermeneutical approaches to methodology; second, it provides a way of defending a stateless legal order against the charge that such an order lacks, yet needs, a final arbiter.
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    Ayn Rand.Roderick Long & Neera K. Badhwar - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Abortion, Abandonment, and Positive Rights: The Limits of Compulsory Altruism*: RODERICK T. LONG.Roderick T. Long - 1993 - Social Philosophy and Policy 10 (1):166-191.
    We began with three propositions: that people have a right not to be treated as mere means to the ends of others, that a woman who voluntarily becomes pregnant nevertheless has the right to an abortion, and that a woman who voluntarily gives birth does not have a right to abandon her child until she finds a substitute caretaker. These propositions initially seemed inconsistent, for the prohibition on treating others as mere means appeared to rule out the possibility of positive (...)
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    Reference and Necessity: A Rand-Kripke Synthesis? [REVIEW]Roderick T. Long - 2000 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7 (1):209 - 228.
    The widespread assumption among academic philosophers that no truth can be simultaneously necessary and factual, founded on the analytic-synthetic dichotomy, was challenged from outside the profession by Ayn Rand and Leonard Peikoff in the 1960s, and from within the profession by Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam in the 1970s. Gregory M. Browne's book Necessary Factual Truth represents a long-overdue attempt to synthesize the Rand-Peikoff and Kripke-Putnam approaches into an integrated theory. While Browne's project is partially successful, it gives up one (...)
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  19. Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action: Praxeological Investigations.Roderick Long - forthcoming - Routledge.
    Fascinating and thought-provoking, this book shows how the methodology of Austrian economics can be justified and strengthened by grounding it in the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Frege and Wittgenstein argued that whatever counts as thought must embody logical principles. Their arguments also support the conclusion that whatever constitutes action must embody economic principles. In this incisive text, the author shows that this confirms the claims of Austrian economists such as Mises and Hayek that the laws of economics are _a priori_ rather (...)
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    Libertarian Feminism: Can This Marriage Be Saved?Roderick Long & Charles Johnson - unknown
    An earlier, abbreviated version was presented as remarks for the inaugural symposium of the Molinari Society, at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division meeting, on 27 December 2004. Replies and comments on matters of style, content, and argument in this essay are welcome.
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  21. Rituals of Freedom: Austro-Libertarian Themes in Early Confucianism.Roderick Long - manuscript
    Philosophy – Auburn University 8th Austrian Scholars Conference 15-16 March 2002 longrob@auburn.edu..
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    The Benefits and Hazards of Dialectical Libertarianism. [REVIEW]Roderick T. Long - 2001 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 2 (2):395 - 448.
    Roderick T. Long reviews Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism, the long-awaited final volume of Chris Sciabarra's "Dialectics and Liberty" trilogy. Long finds Total Freedom to be an impressive scholarly achievement that makes a compelling case for the existence of, and the need to further promote, affinities between the seemingly disparate intellectual traditions of libertarianism and dialectics. However, Long argues that Sciabarra's neglect of certain crucial distinctions vitiates to some extent his case for dialectics, his critique of Murray Rothbard's anarchism, (...)
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    Civil Society in Ancient Greece: The Case of Athens.Roderick T. Long - unknown
    Some writers have so confounded government with society, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing, but government (...)
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  24. Aristotle's Conception of Freedom.Roderick T. Long - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (4):775 - 802.
    In particular, Miller argues persuasively for attributing to Aristotle the following theses--theses traditionally rejected by communitarians as liberal innovations antithetical to the Aristotelian point of view.
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  25. Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action: Praxeological Investigations.Roderick Long - 2005 - Routledge.
    Fascinating and thought-provoking, this book shows how the methodology of Austrian economics can be justified and strengthened by grounding it in the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Frege and Wittgenstein argued that whatever counts as thought must embody logical principles. Their arguments also support the conclusion that whatever constitutes action must embody economic principles. In this incisive text, the author shows that this confirms the claims of Austrian economists such as Mises and Hayek that the laws of economics are a priori rather (...)
     
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    The Value in Friendship.Roderick T. Long - 2003 - Philosophical Investigations 26 (1):73–77.
    Why do we value friendship? No explanation that appeals to values external to friendship will be a satisfactory answer to this question.
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  27. Anarchism.Roderick Long - 2012 - In Fred D’Agostino and Gerald F. Gaus (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy. pp. 217-230.
  28. Anarchism and Libertarianism.Roderick Long - 2017 - In Nathan Jun (ed.), Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy. pp. 285-317.
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    Anarchy Defended: Reply to Schneider.Roderick T. Long - 2007 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (1):111-121.
  30. Aristotle’s Egalitarian Utopia: The Polis Kat’ Euchen.Roderick Long - 2005 - In Mogens Herman Hansen (ed.), The Imaginary Polis: Symposium, January 7-10, 2004. Acts of the Copenhagen Polis Centre 7. Copenhagen, Denmark: pp. 164-196.
  31. A Florentine In Baghdad: Codevilla on the War on Terror.Roderick Long - 2006 - Reason Papers 28:19-33.
  32. Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?Roderick T. Long & Tibor R. Machan (eds.) - 2008 - Ashgate.
  33. Anti-Psychologism in Economics: Wittgenstein and Mises.Roderick Long - 2004 - Review of Austrian Economics 17 (4):345-369.
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    Alabama Philosophical Society 2002 Presidential Address: Why Does Justice Have Good Consequences?Roderick Long - manuscript
    Today I'm hoping to make you puzzled about a problem that has puzzled me on and off over the years. Misery loves company, I suppose -- though the problem doesn't actually puzzle me at the moment, because at the moment I think I've got a solution to it. But I've thought this before, and found myself deceived; so I'm not breaking out the champagne just yet.
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  35. Ayn Rand and Indian Philosophy.Roderick Long - 2006 - In Tibor Machan (ed.), Ayn Rand at 100. Delhi, India:
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    Activism Reports Two Cheers for Modernity Art.Roderick Long - manuscript
    of Freedom in America (New York: Penguin, 1995), p. 102.) More recently, David Kelley has distinguished three contemporary subcultures. One is the "Enlightenment" or Blog Entry..
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  37. Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Roderick T. Long - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (3):411.
     
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  38. Corporations Versus the Market, or Whip Conflation Now.Roderick Long - 2011 - In Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson (ed.), Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty. London, UK: pp. 201-210.
     
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  39. Deborah Achtenberg, Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics: Promise of Enrichment, Threat of Destruction.Roderick T. Long - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (3):411-412.
     
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  40. Defaming Herbert Spencer? A Reply to Edwin Black.Roderick T. Long - unknown
    Being on a 40 city 24x7 book tour for War Against the Weak . I am writing this from an airplane, and I regret my brevity. Catching up on some email from a few weeks back I have now come across your remarks and those of your like minded friends defending Spencer.
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  41. Epicureanism.Roderick Long - 2008 - In Ronald Hamowy (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Washington, DC, USA: SAGE Publications Ltd..
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    Review of Review of Leland Yeager, Ethics as Social Science. [REVIEW]Roderick Long - 2003 - Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 6:89-98.
    Like feuding relatives at a family barbecue, economists and moral philosophers often like to pretend they have nothing to do with each other. Economists pose as value-neutral scientists who have no need for airy-fairy moral theory; yet they regularly dispense the sorts of prescription and advice that cry out for ethical analysis. Philosophers likewise view themselves as having loftier concerns than vulgar economics; but by conducting their ethical and political theorizing in ignorance of economic principles, they are unable to avoid (...)
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  43. Editorial to Symposium Issue on Studies in Mutualist Political Economy.Roderick Long - 2006 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 20 (1):3-4.
  44. Editorial to Symposium: Market, Anarchism, Pro and Con.Roderick Long - 2007 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (1):3.
     
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    From Defiant Egoist to Submissive Citizen: Is There a Bridge? Why the Hell Is There a Bridge?Roderick T. Long - 2020 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 20 (2):372.
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  46. Forced to Rule: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged As a Reply to Plato’s Republic.Roderick Long - 2007 - In Edward Younkins (ed.), Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion. pp. 89-97.
  47. Grammatical Investigations.Roderick Long & Kelly Dean Jolley - 2010 - In Kelly Dean Jolley (ed.), Wittgenstein: Key Concepts. Stocksfield NE43, UK: pp. 169-174.
     
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  48. How Government Solved the Health Care Crisis.Roderick Long - 2011 - In Gary Chartier & Charles W. Johnson Iii (eds.), Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty. London, UK: pp. 315-318.
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  49. Hellenistic Philosophers of Law.Roderick Long - 2007 - In Fred D. Miller Jr & Carrie-Ann Biondi (eds.), A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, Volume 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. pp. 111-131.
  50. Herbert Spencer: Libertarian Prophet.Roderick Long - 2008 - Ideas on Liberty 54 (7):25-28.
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