Mark Lance

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Mark Lance (born 1959) is a professor in the Philosophy Department and Justice and Peace Studies Program at Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Robert Brandom and his main area of expertise is the philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophical logic and metaphysics. He also writes and speaks extensively on anarchist theory. His published works include The Grammar of Meaning (ISBN 0-521-58300-4) as well as many articles on topics ranging from consensus democracy to neo-Sellarsianism.

In addition to his academic life, he is the General Director of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and a contributor to its journal, Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. He is also active in the group Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now (SUSTAIN). In January 2006, Lance presented a talk, "Against Apocalyptic Anarchism," at the annual National Conference on Organized Resistance meeting in Washington, D.C.

Lance is also a critic of anarcho-primitivism and its rejection of language.[1]

Lance protested the arrival of President Álvaro Uribe to teach at Georgetown University in September 2010 and was interviewed by Colombia's El Espectador in a film clip,[2] and in the print editions of El Heraldo,[3] and The Georgetown Voice.[4]

On March 25, 2016, philosopher Brian Leiter pointed out on his blog that Professor Lance had a reputation for bullying junior scholars on Facebook and other social media. [5] Others have accused him of this practice as well.[6]

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  1. ^ Lance, Mark from lecture "Anarchist Practice, Rational Democracy and Community" NCOR (2004) [1]
  2. ^ "Protestas en Universidad de Georgetown por cátedra que dictará Uribe."[2]
  3. ^ "Protestas por las conferencias de Uribe"
  4. ^ "Ex-Colombian President Uribe’s arrival to SFS sparks protests"
  5. ^ "Have You Been Bullied by Mark Lance (Georgetown) on Social Media?"[3]
  6. ^ "Brian Leiter on Our Call to Action in Support of the Gendered Conference Campaign"[4]

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