S2 E9: Detective Fiction w/ Simon Stern and Adam Hammond

On this episode, Alex speaks with Professors Simon Stern (UofT Law/English) and Adam Hammond (UofT English) about the detective fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle as it relates to their ongoing project, “The Birth of the Modern Detective Story, 1890–1920.” Key topics of discussion include the rise of the modern “inferential attitude,” the role of probability in detectives’ reasoning about the crowd, and the “magic” of Sherlock Holmes.

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