I am Charles W. Johnson. This is my personal homepage.
Charles Johnson is a common name; in case you are wondering,
- I am not an acclaimed black novelist and essayist,
- or an Associate Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court,
- or a founding member of the Flat Earth Society,
- or a sociopathic warmongering blowhard,
- or an 18th-century author of sensationalist pirate biographies, or
- or my own grandfather — a physician and genealogist from San Antonio, and author of several essays (1, 2, 3) from the late 1960s on libertarianism and free market medicine.
If you're looking for information on them, you'll probably need to go elsewhere.
What I am is a web developer, a left-libertarian writer, a student of Philosophy, and sometime teacher of Logic. I was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1981. I’ve lived most of my life in the South, especially in Texas and Alabama. I studied Philosophy and Computer Science at Auburn University. I spent about eight years living in southeast Michigan (Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor) and Las Vegas, Nevada. I spent a few summers philosophy classes to gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. I work on open-source web development, a number of individualist Anarchist research and publishing projects, and the occasional bit of philosophical writing. I currently live in Auburn, Alabama, where I share an apartment with my beloved wife, Laura Breitenbeck.
Take the A-Train in The Industrial Radical I.1 (Autumn 2012). 4-6.
In Which I Fail To Be Reassured in The Industrial Radical I.1 (Autumn 2012). 7-12.
The Clean Water Act vs. Clean Water in Free Voices: A Magazine of Anarchist Thought Issue #7 Spring (April/May) 2012. 14-15.
Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power and Structural Poverty. Editor (with Gary Chartier) and contributor. Minor Compositions/Autonomedia (November 2011).
- Introduction (co-authored with Gary Chartier), pp. 1-16.
- Ch. 4, Markets Freed from Capitalism (2010), pp. 59-81.
- Ch. 12, Libertarianism Through Thick and Thin (2008), pp. 131-144.
- Ch. 30, Two Words on
Privatization(2007/2010), pp. 283-288.
- Ch. 41, Scratching By: How Government Creates Poverty As We Know It, (2007), pp. 377-384.
- Ch. 43, We Are Market Forces (2009/2011), pp. 391-394.
- Ch. 47, The Clean Water Act Versus Clean Water (2010), pp. 415-419.
The Many Monopolies, in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty 61.7 (September 2011).
There’s Too Little Trust in Government? It Just Ain’t So! in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty 60.9 (November 2010).
Opposing the Civil Rights Act Means Opposing Civil Rights? It Just Ain’t So! in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty 60.7 (September 2010).
Individualism Clashes with Cooperation? It Just Ain't So!, in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty 59.1 (January/February 2009). 6–7.
Liberty, Equality, Solidarity: Toward a Dialectical Anarchism, in Anarchism/Minarchism: Is Government Part of a Free Country? Ashgate Press (February 2008).
- Scratching By: How Government Creates Poverty as We Know It, in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty 57.10 (December 2007). 12–17.
Sentences That Can't Be Said, or: How to Semanticize with a Hammer, in Southwest Philosophy Review 22.1 (January 2006). 185–198.
- A Place for Positive Law (draft in progress)
- Intuition-Pumping for Fun and Profit (draft in progress)
- Libertarian Feminism: Can This Marriage Be Saved? (draft in progress, co-authored with Roderick Long)
- A Tale of Two Distinctions: G.E. Moore and Bertrand Russell on Memory and Ways of Knowing
- Why Problematic Idealism is Not a Problem: Kant's Refutation of Idealism as a Response to Hume's Skepticism
- If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: Place and Personhood in the Crisis of Modernity
- Can Don Quixote Tilt at William James? or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Pierre Menard
- The Cake is Rotten: Heterosexism, Marriage-Privilege, and the Case of Queer Marriage
- Outwitting Old Nick: Some Remarks on Modality, Skepticism and the Evil Demon. Remarks on Mylan Engel's The Equivocal or Question-Begging Nature of Evil Demon Arguments for External World Skepticism (Midsouth Philosophy Conference, 2003-02-21)
- Remarks on Jan Narveson's Libertarianism: the Thick and the Thin (Molinari Society, APA Eastern Division, 2005-12-28)
- Remarks on Jack Ross's Labor and Liberty (Molinari Society, APA Eastern Division, 2005-12-28)
- Remarks on Mylan Engel's Epistemic Contextualism and the Problem of Knowing What One Says (Midsouth Philosophy Conference, 2006-02-24)
- GT 2005-01-03: Robert E. Lee owned slaves and defended slavery
- GT 2005-01-10: Andrea Dworkin does not believe that all heterosexual sex is rape
- GT 2005-01-31: The Founders really did intend for there to be a wall of separation between Church and State
- GT 2005-03-26: Fathers for Lies: selective quotation and distortion of Catharine MacKinnon's position