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Sherlock Holmes and philosophy : the footprints of a gigantic mind

Author: Josef Steiff
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2011.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 61.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This entertaining collection of essays shows that Sherlock Holmes sees things others don't. He sees the world in a different way, and by so doing, allows us to see that same world - and human behavior - in different ways as well. Oh, sure, there have been countless detectives who have followed in his footsteps and who seem to rival his abilities. Just turn on the TV or browse the local bookshop and you'll find  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011030635
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: Josef Steiff
ISBN: 0812697367 9780812697360 1283285606 9781283285605
OCLC Number: 759000860
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 376 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 61.
Responsibility: edited by Josef Steiff.

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This entertaining collection of essays shows that Sherlock Holmes sees things others don't. He sees the world in a different way, and by so doing, allows us to see that same world - and human behavior - in different ways as well. Oh, sure, there have been countless detectives who have followed in his footsteps and who seem to rival his abilities. Just turn on the TV or browse the local bookshop and you'll find idiosyncratic super sleuths using forensics and reasoning to solve a whole host of crimes and misdeeds. And yet no one rivals our dear, dear Holmes. Why does Sherlock reign, even more th.

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