Mark Lance, Ph.D., 1988 University of Pittsburgh, is professor of philosophy and professor of justice and peace at Georgetown University. He is the author of 2 books - The Grammar of Meaning (with John Hawthorne, Cambridge University Press) and 'Yo!' and 'Lo!': The Pragmatic Topography of the Space of Reasons - (with Rebecca Kukla, Harvard University Press - 3 edited collections, and around 40 articles on such diverse areas of philosophy as metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, logic, foundations of mathematics, ethics, and political philosophy. His articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophical Review, Ethics, The Journal of Philosophical Logic, Philosophical Studies, and Nous. He has lectured at over 100 universities and colleges, the United Nations, and at over 250 activist organizations and events.
Professor Lance is also active in the interdisciplinary field of peace and justice studies, having founded and periodically directed the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown, as well as serving as a member of the founding board of the current national organization in the field. He has been an organizer and activist for over 25 years, working with a range of social justice and peace movements in roles from public lecturer to civil disobedient to envelope stuffer. Professor Lance is a former member of the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and is currently working on a book defending a version of anarchism. He is, as well, a founding member of the blog Newappsblog.com.
Outside of academia, Professor Lance used to play trumpet in orchestras, chess in tournaments, and enter amateur bicycle races. These days, he plays chess online, bikes to work now and then, and rows with the Capital Rowing Club. He is married with a daughter and two dogs. Like any good anarchist, he supports FC Barcelona.