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The Sign of Three: Dupin, Holmes, Peirce (Advances in Semiotics)

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Publisher Comments:

"... 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

Synopsis:

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253204875
Subtitle:
Dupin, Holmes, Peirce
Editor:
Eco, Umberto
Editor:
Eco, Umberto
Editor:
Sebeok, Thomas A.
Author:
Eco, Umberto
Author:
Sebeok, Thomas A.
Editor:
Sebeok, Thomas A.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Semiotics; Continental; Criticism; Language; Linguistics; Literature and Literary Studies; Philosophy
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Advances in Semiotics (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19880922
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 0.5 in

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