The Resource The philosophy of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Philip Tallon and David Baggett, (electronic resource)

The philosophy of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Philip Tallon and David Baggett, (electronic resource)

Label
The philosophy of Sherlock Holmes
Title
The philosophy of Sherlock Holmes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Philip Tallon and David Baggett
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4624
LC item number
.P485 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The philosophy of Sherlock Holmes, edited by Philip Tallon and David Baggett, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn811563637
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813140568
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2hgngc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28702189
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811563637
  • jstor0813136873

Library Locations

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