The Sign of Three

The Sign of Three

Dupin, Holmes, Peirce
Umberto Eco and Thomas Sebeok
Distribution: World
Publication date: 09/22/1988
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20487-5
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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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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

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