The Best of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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 Please discuss how Sherlock Holmes, the highly intelligent detective in various stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, contributes to the preservation of law and order in society.Please explain at least 6-7...

 Please discuss how Sherlock Holmes, the highly intelligent detective in various stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, contributes to the preservation of law and order in society.Please explain at least 6-7 lines from "the Best of Sherlock Holmes"?

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The highly astute Sherlock Holmes has an uncanny ability to reason, acute knowledge of forensics, and a talent for disguise that greatly contributes to the maintenance of law and order. Holmes's primary tool is abductive reasoning, a form of reasoning that, using inference, moves from observation to hypothesis that accounts for observation.

  • For example, in "The Red-Headed League," by the shop of Jabez Wilson, Holmes "thump[s] vigorously upon the pavement with his stick two or three times" then he goes up to the door and knocks. When a young man comes to the door, Holmes asks directions. These two actions have been performed to make observations which lead to the hypothesis that there is digging going on underground.
  • Prior to this observation, Holmes has also learned that Spaulding, the young man who works for Wilson has "an interest in photography" and spends much time in the cellar. So, added to his observations of Spaulding's knees on his pants, Holmes puts this added information...

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