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Scholar, activist Mark Lance to speak today

mark lanceMark Lance will speak on “Temporal Structures of Norms: A semi-precise characterization of the self-consciousness of language” today, Friday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Stuart Hall 101.

Lance earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and held a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at Syracuse University. He is currently a Professor at Georgetown University in both the philosophy department and the Program on Justice and Peace. Lance works mostly in the areas of philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophical logic, and metaphysics, but writes as well on anarchist theory and applied issues of social justice activism. He has published over 30 articles on such topics as relevance logic, normativity, meaning, Bayesianism, and sexual identity. He is currently writing books on anarchism and rational community, understanding, and defeasible laws (with Margaret Little), as well as articles on such topics as reasons and causes, semantic paradoxes, the foundations of set theory, and consensus decision making. His most recent book is ‘Yo!’ and ‘Lo!’: the pragmatic topography of the space of reasons, co-authored with Rebecca Kukla, and forthcoming from Harvard University Press. Lance is also an activist, organizer, and frequent speaker on issues of social justice.

Lance’s talk is part of the 2007-2008 Lipkind Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Department of Philosophy in partnership with the Division of the Humanities.

A reception in Stuart Hall 216 will immediately follow the lecture.

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