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    Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty.John V. Canfield & Avrum Stroll - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (2):281.
    I can’t help but like a book that calls Wittgenstein the greatest philosopher since Kant and then proceeds to show how On Certainty, a manifestly brilliant but understudied book, sheds light on matters under current debate. It is pleasant to see a highly skilled contemporary put texts from the later philosophy under close scrutiny and mine them for insight, and that outside the bounds of familiar Wittgenstein scholarship.
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  2. Purpose in Nature.John V. Canfield - 1966 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
  3. The Community View.John V. Canfield - 1996 - Philosophical Review 105 (4):469-488.
    Saul Kripke, among others, reads Wittgenstein’s private-language argument as an inference from the idea of rule following: The concept of a private language is inconsistent, because using language entails following rules, and following rules entails being a member of a community. Kripke expresses the key exegetical claim underlying that reading as follows.
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  4. Becoming Human: The Development of Language, Self, and Self-Consciousness.John V. Canfield - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book is a philosophical examination of the main stages in our journey from hominid to human. It deals with the nature and origin of language, the self, self-consciousness, and the religious ideal of a return to Eden. It approaches these topics through a philosophical anthropology derived from the later writings of Wittgenstein. The result is an account of our place in nature consistent with both a hard-headed empiricism and a this-worldy but religiously significant mysticism.
     
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    Perspectives on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein.Irving Block, John V. Canfield, Steven H. Holtzmann, Christopher M. Leich, Brian Mcguinness & H. O. Mounce - 1984 - Philosophical Quarterly 34 (134):69-73.
    A milestone in Wittgenstein scholarship, this collection of essays ranges over a wide area of the philosopher's thought, presenting divergent interpretations of his fundamental ideas. Different chapters raise many of the central controversies that surround current understanding of the Tractatus, providing an interplay that will be particularly useful to students. Taken together, the essays present a broader and more comprehensive view of Wittgenstein's intellectual interests and his impact on philosophy than may be found elsewhere.The thirteen chapters treat topics from both (...)
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  6. Ned Block, Wittgenstein, and the Inverted Spectrum.John V. Canfield - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (4):691-712.
    In ‘Wittgenstein and Qualia’ Ned Block argues for the existence of inverted spectra and those ineffable things, qualia. The essence of his discussion is a would-be proof, presented through a series of pictures, of the possible existence of an inverted spectrum. His argument appeals to some remarks by Wittgenstein which, Block holds, commit the former to a certain ‘dangerous scenario’ wherein inverted spectra, and consequently qualia live and breath. I hold that a key premise of this proof is incoherent. Furthermore, (...)
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  7. Wittgenstein on Mind and Language.John V. Canfield - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (1):101-103.
    This book deals with some large tracts of Wittgenstein’s writings concerning representation and the mental. Its defining characteristic, and one of its main strengths, is an extensive use of material in the background of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and Investigations. Stern quotes from and discusses remarks from unpublished manuscripts, including the Big Typescript, little-studied published writings such as the Tractatus notebooks, “Some Remarks on Logical Form,” Philosophical Remarks, Philosophical Grammar, as well as lecture notes by Moore, King and Lee, and others. How (...)
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  8. The Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism.John V. Canfield - 1962 - Philosophical Review 71 (July):352-368.
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  9. Self-Deception.John V. Canfield & Don F. Gustavson - 1962 - Analysis 23 (December):32-36.
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    Criteria and Rules of Language.John V. Canfield - 1974 - Philosophical Review 83 (1):70-87.
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    The Community View.John V. Canfield - 1996 - Philosophical Review 105 (4):469-488.
    Saul Kripke, among others, reads Wittgenstein’s private-language argument as an inference from the idea of rule following: The concept of a private language is inconsistent, because using language entails following rules, and following rules entails being a member of a community. Kripke expresses the key exegetical claim underlying that reading as follows.
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    Wittgenstein and Buddhism.John V. Canfield & Chris Gudmunsen - 1980 - Philosophical Review 89 (1):140.
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    Wittgenstein and Zen: John V. Canfield.John V. Canfield - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (194):383-408.
    Wittgenstein's later philosophy and the doctrines of Mahayana Buddhism integral to Zen coincide in a fundamental aspect: for Wittgenstein language has, one might say, a mystical base; and this base is exactly the Buddhist ideal of acting with a mind empty of thought. My aim is to establish and explore this phenomenon. The result should be both a deeper understanding of Wittgenstein and the removal of a philosophical objection to Zen that has troubled some people.
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    Wittgenstein and Zen.John V. Canfield - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (194):383 - 408.
  15. Paradoxes of Self-Deception.John V. Canfield & Patrick Mcnally - 1960 - Analysis 21 (June):140-144.
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    The Concept of Function in Biology.John V. Canfield - 1990 - Philosophical Topics 18 (2):29-53.
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    Tractatus Objects.John V. Canfield - 1976 - Philosophia 6 (1):81-99.
  18. Determinism, Free Will and the Ace Predictor.John V. Canfield - 1961 - Mind 70 (July):412-416.
  19. Wittgenstein on Fear.John V. Canfield - 2007 - In Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (ed.), Perspicuous Presentations: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    Donnellan's Theory of Names.John V. Canfield - 1977 - Dialogue 16 (1):104-127.
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    Wittgenstein: Language and World.John V. Canfield - 1981 - University of Massachusetts Press.
    Language Games 2 This chapter provides some background necessary for subsequent discussions by sketching in the idea of a language game, thereby giving a ...
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    Free Will and Determinism: A Reply.John V. Canfield - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (October):502-504.
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    Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939.John V. Canfield - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):333-356.
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    The Concept of Function in Biology.John V. Canfield - 1990 - Philosophical Topics 18 (2):29-53.
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  25. Wittgenstein, language and World.John V. Canfield - 1981 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 90 (1):130-132.
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    Anthropological Science Fiction and Logical Necessity.John V. Canfield - 1975 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (3):467 - 479.
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  27. Die Verankerung der Religion.Hans Julius Schneider, Christoph JÄGER, Matthias Jung & John V. Canfield - 2005 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 53 (2).
  28. "A Model" Tractatus "Language".John V. Canfield - 1972 - Philosophical Forum 4 (2):199.
     
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    Criteria and Method.John V. Canfield - 1974 - Metaphilosophy 5 (4):298–315.
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    The Proof of Objects:Tractatus 2.0211 and 2.0212.John V. Canfield - 1993 - Philosophia 22 (3-4):313-329.
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    Names and Causes.John V. Canfield - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 35 (1):71 - 80.
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    An Inquiry Into the Freedom of Decision.John V. Canfield & Harald Ofstad - 1964 - Philosophical Review 73 (2):274.
  33. The Philosophy of Wittgenstein.John V. Canfield (ed.) - 1986 - Garland.
    1. The early philosophy--language as picture -- 2. Logic and ontology -- 3. "My world and its value" -- 4. The later philosophy--views and reviews -- 5. Method and essense -- 6. Meaning -- 7. Criteria -- 8. Knowing, naming, certainty, and idealism -- 9. The private language argument -- 10. Logical necessity and rules -- 11. Philosophy of mathematics -- 12. Persons -- 13. Psychology and conceptual relativity -- 14. Aesthetics, ethics, and religion -- 15. Elective affinities.
     
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    The Looking-Glass Self: An Examination of Self-Awareness.Robert C. Coburn & John V. Canfield - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (1):129.
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    Wittgenstein on Mind and Language.John V. Canfield & David G. Stern - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (1):101.
    This book deals with some large tracts of Wittgenstein’s writings concerning representation and the mental. Its defining characteristic, and one of its main strengths, is an extensive use of material in the background of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and Investigations. Stern quotes from and discusses remarks from unpublished manuscripts, including the Big Typescript, little-studied published writings such as the Tractatus notebooks, “Some Remarks on Logical Form,” Philosophical Remarks, Philosophical Grammar, as well as lecture notes by Moore, King and Lee, and others. How (...)
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    Wittgenstein: Language and the World.John V. Canfield - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (2):271-274.
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    Calculations, Reasons and Causes.John V. Canfield - 1979 - In Donald F. Gustafson & Bangs L. Tapscott (eds.), Body, Mind, and Method. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 179--195.
  38. The Passage Into Language: Wittgenstein Versus Quine.John V. Canfield - 1996 - In Robert L. Arrington & Hans-Johann Glock (eds.), Wittgenstein and Quine. Routledge.
     
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    Critical Notice.John V. Canfield - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):333-356.
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    Folk Psychology Versus Philosophical Anthropology.John V. Canfield - 1999 - Idealistic Studies 29 (3):153-171.
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    Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939: From the Notes of R.G. Bosanquet, Norman Malcolm, Rush Rhees, and Yorick Smythies. [REVIEW]John V. Canfield - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):333-356.
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    Recent Work of WittgensteinPerspectives on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein.Wittgenstein: Language and World.Wittgenstein: To Follow a Rule.Wittgenstein and His Times.Wittgenstein's Tractatus: An Introduction.Ludwig Wittgenstein: Personal Recollections.Wittgenstein. [REVIEW]Ian McFetridge, Irving Block, John V. Canfield, Steven H. Holtzmann, Christopher M. Leich, Brian McGuinness, H. O. Mounce, Rush Rhees & George Henrik Von Wright - 1984 - Philosophical Quarterly 34 (134):69.
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    Judgments in Sleep.John V. Canfield - 1961 - Philosophical Review 70 (2):224-230.
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    'I Know That I Am in Pain'is Senseless.John V. Canfield - 1975 - In Keith Lehrer (ed.), Analysis and Metaphysics. Springer. pp. 129--144.
  45. Wittgenstein: Language and World.John V. Canfield - 1981 - Mind 92 (368):633-634.
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    Note on Names and Causes.John V. Canfield - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (1):91 - 92.
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    Teleological Explanations.Teleology.John V. Canfield, Larry Wright & Andrew Woodfield - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (2):284.
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    Criteria and Truth by Definition.John V. Canfield - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (4):373 - 379.
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  49. L. Wittgenstein, Culture and Value Reviewed By.John V. Canfield - 1983 - Philosophy in Review 3 (4):205-207.
     
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    Nature and Purpose.John V. Canfield - 1987 - International Studies in Philosophy 19 (3):85-87.
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