“You Know my Method”: A Juxtaposition of Charles S. Peirce and Sherlock Holmes

  title={“You Know my Method”: A Juxtaposition of Charles S. Peirce and Sherlock Holmes},
  author={Thomas Albert Sebeok and Jean Umiker-Sebeok},
In Patterns of Discovery, Norwood Russell Hanson claims that only "an inspired detective"3 is equal to the genre of guessing that results in original scientific hypotheses, or, in more technical terms, equal to applying retroductive inference to the enterprise of scientific discovery. Such a scientist, like the astute detective, must be capable of seeing "in familiar objects what no one else has seen before".2 "You Know My Method" is an explication of this claim; it is the building up of an… 

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