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The philosophy of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Philip Tallon; David Baggett
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
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"Arguably the most famous and recognized detective in history, Sherlock Holmes is considered by many to be the first pop icon of the modern age. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective has stood as a unique figure for more than a century with his reliance on logical rigor, his analytic precision, and his disregard of social mores. A true classic, the Sherlock Holmes character continues to entertain  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2012
(DLC) 2012020842
(OCoLC)788282024
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Tallon; David Baggett
ISBN: 9780813136875 0813136873 9780813140568 0813140560
OCLC Number: 811563637
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / David Baggett and Philip Tallon --
Sherlock Holmes as Epistemologist / David Baggett --
Not the Crime, but the Man: Sherlock Holmes and Charles Augustus Milverton / David Rozema --
A Case of Insincerity: What Does it Mean to Deceive Someone? / Kevin Kinghorn --
Sherlock's Reasoning Toolbox / Massimo Pigliucci --
Watsons, Adlers, Lestrades, and Moriarties: on the Nature of Friends and Enemies / Philip Tallon --
Eliminating the impossible: Sherlock Holmes and the supernatural / Kyle Blanchette --
Was it morally wrong to kill off Sherlock Holmes? / Andrew Terjesen --
Sherlock Holmes: Artist of Reason / D.Q. McInerny --
Sherlock Holmes and the Ethics of Hyperspecialization / Bridget McKenney Costello and Gregory Bassham --
Passionate Objectivity in Sherlock Holmes / Charles Taliaferro and Michel Le Gall --
The Industrious Sherlock Holmes / Gregory Bassham --
The Dog That Did Not Bark: Learning How to Read "The Book of Life" / Carrie-Ann Biondi --
Aristotle on Detective Fiction / Dorothy L. Sayers --
The Grim Reaper on Baker Street / Elizabeth Glass-Turner.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Tallon and David Baggett.

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"Arguably the most famous and recognized detective in history, Sherlock Holmes is considered by many to be the first pop icon of the modern age. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective has stood as a unique figure for more than a century with his reliance on logical rigor, his analytic precision, and his disregard of social mores. A true classic, the Sherlock Holmes character continues to entertain twenty-first-century audiences on the page, stage, and screen. In The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes, a team of leading scholars use the beloved character as a window into the quandaries of existence, from questions of reality to the search for knowledge. The essays explore the sleuth's role in revealing some of the world's most fundamental philosophical issues, discussing subjects such as the nature of deception, the lessons enemies can teach us, Holmes's own potential for criminality, and the detective's unique but effective style of inductive reasoning. Emphasizing the philosophical debates raised by generations of devoted fans, this intriguing volume will be of interest to philosophers and Holmes enthusiasts alike."--Project Muse.

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