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  1. John V. Canfield (1966). Purpose in Nature. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
  2. John V. Canfield (1996). The Community View. Philosophical Review 105 (4):469-488.
  3. John V. Canfield (2009). Ned Block, Wittgenstein, and the Inverted Spectrum. 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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    John V. Canfield & Avrum Stroll (1997). Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty. Philosophical Review 106 (2):281.
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  5. John V. Canfield (1962). The Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism. Philosophical Review 71 (July):352-368.
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  6. John V. Canfield & Don F. Gustavson (1962). Self-Deception. Analysis 23 (December):32-36.
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  7. John V. Canfield (2007). Becoming Human: The Development of Language, Self, and Self-Consciousness. 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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    Irving Block, John V. Canfield, Steven H. Holtzmann, Christopher M. Leich, Brian Mcguinness & H. O. Mounce (1984). Perspectives on the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. 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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    John V. Canfield & Patrick Mcnally (1961). Paradoxes of Self-Deception. Analysis 21 (June):140-144.
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    John V. Canfield (1974). Criteria and Rules of Language. Philosophical Review 83 (1):70-87.
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    John V. Canfield (1961). Determinism, Free Will and the Ace Predictor. Mind 70 (July):412-416.
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    John V. Canfield (1981). Wittgenstein, Language and World. 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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    John V. Canfield (1975). Wittgenstein and Zen: John V. Canfield. 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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  14. Hans Julius Schneider, Christoph JÄGER, Matthias Jung & John V. Canfield (2005). Die Verankerung der Religion. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 53 (2).
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    John V. Canfield (1975). Wittgenstein and Zen. Philosophy 50 (194):383 - 408.
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    John V. Canfield (1990). The Concept of Function in Biology. Philosophical Topics 18 (2):29-53.
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    John V. Canfield (1963). Free Will and Determinism: A Reply. Philosophical Review 72 (October):502-504.
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    John V. Canfield (1981). Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):333-356.
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    John V. Canfield (1999). Folk Psychology Versus Philosophical Anthropology. Idealistic Studies 29 (3):153-171.
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    John V. Canfield (1979). Calculations, Reasons and Causes. In Donald F. Gustafson & Bangs L. Tapscott (eds.), Body, Mind, and Method. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 179--195.
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    John V. Canfield (1975). Anthropological Science Fiction and Logical Necessity. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (3):467 - 479.
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  22. John V. Canfield (1972). "A Model" Tractatus "Language". Philosophical Forum 4 (2):199.
     
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    John V. Canfield (1977). Donnellan's Theory of Names. Dialogue 16 (1):104-127.
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    John V. Canfield (1993). The Proof of Objects:Tractatus 2.0211 and 2.0212. Philosophia 22 (3-4):313-329.
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    John V. Canfield (1981). Critical Notice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):333-356.
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  26. John V. Canfield (1984). Wittgenstein: Language and the World. Philosophical Review 93 (2):271-274.
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    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). 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] Philosophical Quarterly 34 (134):69.
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    John V. Canfield (1974). Criteria and Method. Metaphilosophy 5 (4):298–315.
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    John V. Canfield (1976). Tractatus Objects. Philosophia 6 (1):81-99.
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    John V. Canfield & Harald Ofstad (1964). An Inquiry Into the Freedom of Decision. Philosophical Review 73 (2):274.
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    John V. Canfield (1979). Names and Causes. Philosophical Studies 35 (1):71 - 80.
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    John V. Canfield (1975). 'I Know That I Am in Pain'is Senseless. In Keith Lehrer (ed.), Analysis and Metaphysics. Springer. pp. 129--144.
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  33. John V. Canfield (2007). Wittgenstein on Fear. In Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (ed.), Perspicuous Presentations: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    John V. Canfield (1961). Judgments in Sleep. Philosophical Review 70 (2):224-230.
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    John V. Canfield (1980). Note on Names and Causes. Philosophical Studies 37 (1):91 - 92.
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    John V. Canfield (1980). Criteria and Truth by Definition. Philosophical Studies 37 (4):373 - 379.
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  37. John V. Canfield (1983). L. Wittgenstein, Culture and Value Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 3 (4):205-207.
     
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    John V. Canfield (1981). 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] Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):333-356.
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    John V. Canfield (1987). Nature and Purpose. International Studies in Philosophy 19 (3):85-87.
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    John V. Canfield (ed.) (2003). Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the 20th Century: Routledge History of Philosophy Volume 10. Routledge.
    The twentieth century brought enormous change to subjects such as language, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology. This volume covers the major developments in these areas and more.
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  41. John V. Canfield (1997). Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the Twentieth Century.
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  42. John V. Canfield (ed.) (2016). Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the 20th Century: Routledge History of Philosophy Volume 10. Routledge.
    The twentieth century brought enormous change to subjects such as language, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology. This volume covers the major developments in these areas and more.
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  43. John V. Canfield (1964). Readings in the Theory of Knowledge. [New York]Appleton-Century-Crofts.
     
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  44. John V. Canfield, Larry Wright & Andrew Woodfield (1978). Teleological Explanations.Teleology. Philosophical Review 87 (2):284.
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    John V. Canfield (1990). The Looking-Glass Self: An Examination of Self-Awareness. Praeger.
  46. John V. Canfield (1996). The Passage Into Language: Wittgenstein Versus Quine. In Robert L. Arrington & Hans-Johann Glock (eds.), Wittgenstein and Quine. Routledge.
     
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  47. John V. Canfield (ed.) (1986). The Philosophy of Wittgenstein. 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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  48. John V. Canfield (2009). The Self and the Emotions. In Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist & Michael McEachrane (eds.), Emotions and Understanding: Wittgensteinian Perspectives. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 102--13.
     
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  49. John V. Canfield & Chris Gudmunsen (1980). Wittgenstein and Buddhism. Philosophical Review 89 (1):140.
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  50. John V. Canfield & Stuart Shanker (eds.) (1993). Wittgenstein's Intentions. Garland.
    Wittgenstein’s Intentions , first published in 1993, presents a series of essays dedicated to the great Wittgenstein exegete John Hunter. The problematic topics discussed are identified not only by Wittgenstein’s own philosophical writings, but also by contemporary scholarship: areas of ambiguity, perhaps even confusion, as well as issues which the father of analytic philosophy did not himself address. The difficulties involved in speaking cogently about religious belief, suspicion, consciousness, the nature of the will, the coincidence of our thoughts with reality, (...)
     
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