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 Republic

"A gem for Holmes fans and armchair detectives with a penchant for logical reflection, and Peirce scholars." -Library Journal
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 12.7mm | 454g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253204879
  • 9780253204875
  • 419,073

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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.
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Table of contents

Preface: Umberto Eco and Thomas A. Sebeok
Abbreviations in the Text: Thomas A. Sebeok

1. One, Two, Three Spells UBERTY
Thomas A. Sebeok

2. You Know My Method: A Juxtaposition of Charles S. Pierce and Sherlock Holmes
Thomas A. Sebeok and Jean Umiker-Sebeok

3. Sherlock Holmes: Applied Social Psychologist
Marcello Truzzi

4. Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock Holmes: Clues and Scientific Method
Carlo Ginzburg

5. To Guess or Not To Guess?
Massimo A. Bonfantini and Giampaolo Proni

6. Peirce, Holmes, Popper
Gian Palol Carettini

7. Sherlock Holmes Confronts Modern Logic: Toward a Theory of Information-Seeking through Questioning
Jaakko Hintikka and Merrill B. Hintikka

8. Sherlock Holmes Formalized
Jaakko-Hintikka

9. The Body of the Dectective Model: Charles S. Peirce and Edgar Allan Poe
Nancy Harrowitz

10. Horns, Hooves, Insteps: Some Hypothesis on Three Types of Abduction
Umberto Eco

References
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Review quote

" ... 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 Journal
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