|Author||: Philip Tallon|
|Publisher||: University Press of Kentucky|
|Total Pages||: 214|
|Rating||: 4/5 (560 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes written by Philip Tallon and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2012-09-28 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.