Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy

As this com started as a com based around our twin loves of Sherlock and Benedict, I feel very bad when I have not talked about Sherlock Holmes for a while. I have not talked about Sherlock Holmes for a while. I feel bad. It is time to redeem myself.

This book has just come up on Amazon:

It will be published at the end of October (2011).

Cut and pasted from Amazon:

This entertaining collection of essays shows that 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 behaviour - in new ways as well. Is Holmes simply eccentric or a sociopath? Is he human or something from beyond? And is he as dangerous on the page as he is in person? Contributors explore the source of Holmes' faculty of observation and facility for deduction: Is it systematic training (as Watson surmises), genetics, or is he just really lucky? Other essays question whether logic is compatible with emotions, and investigate the nature of the friendship between Holmes and Watson. Are they truly friends or is it simply a way to disguise another level of secrecy and deception?

Obviously, I have no clue whether this book is going to be any good or not. But it does sound intriguing and I for one am very tempted to get it. You can pre-order it here:

Anyone who does get it is more than welcome to review the book on this com!
Tags: books, sherlock, sherlock holmes

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