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The brain attics: the strategic role of memory in single and multi-agent inquiry

M. B. Hintikka (1939–1987) and J. Hintikka (1929–2016) claimed that their reconstruction of the ‘Sherlock Holmes sense of deduction’ can “serve as an explication for the link between intelligence and memory” (1983, p. 159). The claim is vindicated, first for the single-agent case, where the reconstruction captures strategies for accessing the content of a distributed and...

Logical Dialogues with Explicit Preference Profiles and Strategy Selection

The Barth–Krabbe–Hintikka–Hintikka Problem, independently raised by Barth and Krabbe (From axiom to dialogue: a philosophical study of logics and argumentation. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 1982) and Hintikka and Hintikka (The sign of three: Peirce, Dupin, Holmes. In: Eco U, Sebeok TA (eds) Sherlock Holmes confronts modern logic: Toward a theory of information-seeking through...

Strategies of inquiry

Emmanuel J. Genot 0 0 Department of Philosophy, Lund University , Lund , Sweden This paper examines critically the reconstruction of the 'Sherlock Holmes sense of deduction' proposed jointly by M.B ... could be no ‘logic of discovery’. This view was opposed, in the 1950s, by Hanson, who maintained that “[if] establishing an hypothesis through its predictions B Emmanuel J. Genot has a logic, so has the