The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes

The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813140568
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Series: Philosophy of Popular Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
File size: 431 KB

About the Author

Philip Tallon, affiliate professor of philosophy and religion at Asbury Theological Seminary, is the author of The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy.

David Baggett, professor of philosophy at Liberty University, is the editor of Tennis and Philosophy: What the Racket is All About and coauthor of Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality.


David Baggett, professor of philosophy at Liberty University, is coeditor of Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts and Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Gregory Bassham, professor of philosophy at King's College (Pennsylvania), is the author of Original Intent and the Constitution and coeditor of The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All and The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview.

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