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Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy: The Footprints of a Gigantic Mind

(Popular Culture and Philosophy #61)

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This entertaining collection of essays deserves to exist because Sherlock Holmes sees things others don’t. He sees the world in a different way, and by so doing, allows us to see that same world – and human behavior – in different ways as well. Oh, sure, there have been countless detectives who have followed in his footsteps and who seem to rival his abilities. Just turn o ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Open Court (first published October 11th 2011)
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Kimberly
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy is a fun read for any Holmes fan. The book is part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series and contains 33 short chapters broken up into 7 categories. The "amateur detectives" authors deal with all sorts of topics about Sherlock Holmes including: discussions of philosophers and theories, summations of cases, several folks pick their favourite Holmes actor and give reasons why, there are chapters on the development of the detective genre, Moriarty, virtual real ...more
Vilija Pauliukonis
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
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I think my problem with this book is that I'm not the right audience for it. I struggled with this; I mean, I wrote my master's thesis on Sherlock Holmes! Questioning whether Mycroft or Sherlock is the smarter Holmes, wondering how Holmes would adapt to marriage, and trying to determine once and for all if Holmes and Watson have a mutually respectful friendship is, to me, kinda "undergrad-ish." I find it kinda cheesy that legit scholars (including some of the ones contributing to this book!) pre ...more
Antonio
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To see the Genius of this character, to wonder at the impact he made to society and culture, to unveil the influence he had in the modern era and to continuously be relevant and keep up with the times...I think Sherlock Holmes is indeed a genius and this book provides an illumination on the hows and whys based on the imprints of his mind. This book is equally as brilliant as the man it investigates.
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If you're into Sherlock Holmes and consider yourself his number one fan this might be the book for you. Is the relationship between Watson and Holmes a good one? Why does Sherlock Holmes use cocaine? Is Mycroft smarter than Sherlock and if so, why? These questions and much more are answered!
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