The Sign of Three

The Sign of Three : Dupin, Holmes, Peirce

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... fascinating throughout.... the book is recreative in the highest sense." -Arthur C. Danto, The New RepublicA gem for Holmes fans and armchair detectives with a penchant for logical reflection, and Peirce scholars." -Library Journalshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Midland Book.
  • 0253204879
  • 9780253204875
  • 403,095

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The book is as intellectually exciting as it is instructive, and I recommend it highly to all readers who care seriously about how we come to know the things we think we know.show more

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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, and Peirce scholars." Library Journalshow more

Table of contents

Preface: Umberto Eco and Thomas A. SebeokAbbreviations in the Text: Thomas A. Sebeok1. One, Two, Three Spells UBERTYThomas A. Sebeok2. You Know My Method: A Juxtaposition of Charles S. Pierce and Sherlock Holmes Thomas A. Sebeok and Jean Umiker-Sebeok3. Sherlock Holmes: Applied Social PsychologistMarcello Truzzi4. Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock Holmes: Clues and Scientific MethodCarlo Ginzburg5. To Guess or Not To Guess?Massimo A. Bonfantini and Giampaolo Proni6. Peirce, Holmes, PopperGian Palol Carettini7. Sherlock Holmes Confronts Modern Logic: Toward a Theory of Information-Seeking through Questioning Jaakko Hintikka and Merrill B. Hintikka8. Sherlock Holmes FormalizedJaakko-Hintikka9. The Body of the Dectective Model: Charles S. Peirce and Edgar Allan PoeNancy Harrowitz10. Horns, Hooves, Insteps: Some Hypothesis on Three Types of AbductionUmberto EcoReferencesshow more

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78 ratings
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2 6% (5)
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