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The Sign of three : Dupin, Holmes, Peirce

Author: Umberto Eco; Thomas A Sebeok
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1988, ©1983.
Series: Advances in semiotics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Midland bk. edView all editions and formats
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Suitable for armchair detectives with a penchant for logical reflection and Peirce scholars.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sign of three.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1988, ©1983
(OCoLC)646971236
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Edgar Allan Poe; Charles S Peirce; Arthur Conan Doyle; Edgar Allan Poe; Charles Sanders Peirce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Eco; Thomas A Sebeok
ISBN: 0253204879 9780253204875 9780253352354 0253352355
OCLC Number: 19899170
Description: xi, 236 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: One, two, three spells U B E R T Y / Thomas A. Sebeok --
"You know my method": a juxtaposition of Charles S. Peirce and Sherlock Holmes / Thomas A. Sebeok and Jean Umiker-Sebeok --
Sherlock Holmes: applied social psychologist / Marcello Truzzi --
Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock Holmes" clues and scientific method / Carlo Ginzburg --
To guess or not to guess? / Massimo A. Bonfantini and Giampaolo Proni --
Peirce, Holmes, Popper / Gian Paolo Carettini --
Sherlock Holmes confronts modern logic: toward a theory of information-seeking through questioning / Jaakko Hintikka and Merrill B. Hintikka --
Sherlock Holmes formalized / Jaakko Hintikka --
The body of the detective model: Charles S. Peirce and Edgar Allan Poe / Nancy Harrowitz --
Horns, hooves, insteps: some hypotheses on three types of abduction / Umberto Eco.
Series Title: Advances in semiotics.
Responsibility: edited by Umberto Eco and Thomas A. Sebeok.

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" ... fascinating throughout... the book is recreative in the highest sense." Arthur C. Danto, The New Republic "A gem for Holmes fans and armchair detectives with a penchant for logical reflection, Read more...

 
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