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    Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty.John V. Canfield - 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. 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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  3. 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.
  5. The Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism.John V. Canfield - 1962 - Philosophical Review 71 (July):352-368.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    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 Buddhism.John V. Canfield - 1980 - Philosophical Review 89 (1):140.
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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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    Tractatus Objects.John V. Canfield - 1976 - Philosophia 6 (1):81-99.
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    Wittgenstein and Zen.John V. Canfield - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (194):383 - 408.
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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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  15. 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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    The Concept of Function in Biology.John V. Canfield - 1990 - Philosophical Topics 18 (2):29-53.
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    Donnellan's Theory of Names.John V. Canfield - 1977 - Dialogue 16 (1):104-127.
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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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    Criteria and Method.John V. Canfield - 1974 - Metaphilosophy 5 (4):298–315.
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    The Concept of Function in Biology.John V. Canfield - 1990 - Philosophical Topics 18 (2):29-53.
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  21. Paradoxes of Self-Deception.John V. Canfield & Patrick Mcnally - 1960 - Analysis 21 (June):140-144.
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    Anthropological Science Fiction and Logical Necessity.John V. Canfield - 1975 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (3):467 - 479.
    What is the source of the hardness of the logical must? What does the necessity of mathematical and logical inference consist in? If I am plotting the curve y = x2 and assume that x = 2 I must conclude that y = 4; no other consequence can be drawn. What is the nature of this ‘must'?Understanding Wittgenstein's answer to this question is essential to understanding his later philosophy. The question of the nature of logical or mathematical necessity is as (...)
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    Names and Causes.John V. Canfield - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 35 (1):71 - 80.
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    Wittgenstein: Language and the World.John V. Canfield - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (2):271-274.
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    Teleological Explanations.Teleology.John V. Canfield, Larry Wright & Andrew Woodfield - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (2):284.
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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.
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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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    An Inquiry Into the Freedom of Decision.John V. Canfield - 1964 - Philosophical Review 73 (2):274.
  29. "A Model" Tractatus "Language".John V. Canfield - 1972 - Philosophical Forum 4 (2):199.
     
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    Criteria and Truth by Definition.John V. Canfield - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (4):373 - 379.
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    Critical Notice. [REVIEW]John V. Canfield - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):333-356.
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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.
  33. Determinism, Free Will and the Ace Predictor.John V. Canfield - 1961 - Mind 70 (July):412-416.
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    Der Grund des Seins.John V. Canfield - 2005 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 53 (2).
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    Folk Psychology Versus Philosophical Anthropology.John V. Canfield - 1999 - Idealistic Studies 29 (3):153-171.
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    Free Will and Determinism: A Reply.John V. Canfield - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (October):502-504.
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    Judgments in Sleep.John V. Canfield - 1961 - Philosophical Review 70 (2):224-230.
  38. 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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    Note on Names and Causes.John V. Canfield - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (1):91 - 92.
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  41. Purpose in Nature.John V. Canfield - 1966 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
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    Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the 20th Century: Routledge History of Philosophy Volume 10.John V. Canfield (ed.) - 2003 - 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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    Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the Twentieth Century: Routledge History of Philosophy Volume 10.John V. Canfield (ed.) - 1997 - London & New York: Routledge.
    Volume 10 of the Routledge History of Philosophy presents a historical survey of the central topics in twentieth century Anglo-American philosophy. It chronicles what has been termed the 'linguistic turn' in analytic philosophy and traces the influence the study of language has had on the main problems of philosophy. Each chapter contains an extensive bibliography of the major writings in the field. All the essays present their large and complex topics in a clear and well organised way. At the end, (...)
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  44. Readings in the Theory of Knowledge.John V. Canfield - 1964 - [New York]Appleton-Century-Crofts.
     
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    The Looking-Glass Self: An Examination of Self-Awareness.John V. Canfield - 1990 - Praeger.
  46. 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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    The Proof of Objects:Tractatus 2.0211 and 2.0212.John V. Canfield - 1993 - Philosophia 22 (3-4):313-329.
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  48. The Self and the Emotions.John V. Canfield - 2009 - In Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist & Michael McEachrane (eds.), Emotions and Understanding: Wittgensteinian Perspectives. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 102--13.
  49. Wittgenstein: Language and World.John V. Canfield - 1981 - Philosophy 58 (223):124-126.
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  50. Wittgenstein, language and World.John V. Canfield - 1981 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 90 (1):130-132.
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