Carrie-Ann and I would both like to welcome Roderick Long to IOS’s Board of Advisors. Roderick is Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University; he also blogs at Austro-Athenian Empire and Bleeding Heart Libertarians, runs the Molinari Institute and Molinari Society, and is active with the Center for a Stateless Society and the Alliance of the Libertarian Left. He is the co-author, with Neera K. Badhwar, of the entry for “Ayn Rand” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; the co-editor (with Tibor Machan) of Anarchism/Minarchism; and the author of Reason and Value: Aristotle Versus Rand, a critique of the Objectivist epistemology and ethics from a neo-Aristotelian perspective (with commentaries by Fred D. Miller Jr. and Eyal Mozes, published in 2000 by The Objectivist Center). He was, until recently, editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies; currently co-edits The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies; and is on the editorial board of Reason Papers. (Enough, already.) He produces written work more quickly than most mortals can read it, but it’s always worth reading, so click some of those links and get started—you’ll learn something.
Carrie-Ann surmises that she met Roderick in 1992 when she was a graduate student in the Philosophy Department at Bowling Green State University, and he was a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center—both students in Fred Miller’s spring 1992 tutorial on natural rights. I’m pretty sure that I first met Roderick at the 1993 Summer Seminar of the original IOS, where he gave the first of the two lectures that eventually became Reason and Value. Roderick and I spent the following summer talking Aristotle at an IHS Jacqueline Hume Fellowship at George Mason University—he was my faculty advisor—and then met up again for the 1994 IOS Summer Seminar, where he gave the second of the two Reason and Value lectures, and I gave one on Objectivist Ethics.
In any case, Carrie-Ann and I have both learned more from Roderick than we can possibly enumerate here. We’re looking forward to having him on the Board.
Irfan and Carrie-Ann
P.S., We forgot to add in our first paragraph that Roderick is also the author of the recent Gezi Park revolt in Istanbul, Turkey.