ART OF DEDUCTION TAZ RAI PDF

It is a very well-researched book which quotes frequently and accurately from my stories to present the key skills that anyone wishing to emulate the Great Detective will need to master. Background Rai tells me that in writing the book he began to realise the possibilities if the average person could acquire even a modicum of the skill possessed by Holmes. In many of our adventures together the most complicated problem turns out in the end to have an absurdly simple solution. Rai suggests that we can all learn from Holmes and that with the application of a little logic, rationality and observation, we can solve problems in our own lives without resorting to help from others.

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It is a very well-researched book which quotes frequently and accurately from my stories to present the key skills that anyone wishing to emulate the Great Detective will need to master.

Background Rai tells me that in writing the book he began to realise the possibilities if the average person could acquire even a modicum of the skill possessed by Holmes.

In many of our adventures together the most complicated problem turns out in the end to have an absurdly simple solution.

Rai suggests that we can all learn from Holmes and that with the application of a little logic, rationality and observation, we can solve problems in our own lives without resorting to help from others. Rai wondered as he read my reminiscences if it was possible to deduce and learn to think the way Holmes does.

This triggered the idea of writing The Art of Deduction. He read all my stories again plus several books on logic and philosophy. He also conducted a survey to see what Holmes fans wanted and the result is the four parts that comprise his book. He suggests that although everyone has a vague notion of logic, by reading my stories about Holmes cases, you can begin to understand what its benefits are.

He believes it is important to read and understand logic and how Holmes uses logic in his work. If Holmes is thought of as a superhero then his superpower is logic, Rai suggests.

Many exercise in the gym to build muscles, lose weight, etc. Holmes is an example of what one can acquire, but to get there is not necessarily understood. The book is in four parts. Part One — A Study in Sherlock The many facets of the personality of Holmes are analysed including the rationality of his approach to a case eschewing emotion, superstition, irrationality, and fallacies. His use of evidence, the scientific method and the acquisition of useful knowledge is discussed.

We then look at his methods of abstraction and distraction, his immersion in lengthy chemical experiments, and then his intense concentration. Finally his vices. Part Two — A Case in Logic This looks at the science of logic and Rai suggests that if you read these pages you will be able to infer the possibility of a Niagara or an Atlantic from the knowledge of a single drop of water as Holmes suggests in A Study in Scarlet.

The heading of the one of the sections in Part One — Five Pillows and an Ounce of Shag — would be an appropriate setting for reading this section. If you have ever wondered what the difference is between deduction and induction, what categorical propositions, categorical syllogisms, disjunctive syllogisms and the inductive force are then this section should make it all clear! Part Three — The Observation Ritual You see but you do not observe must be Holmes most common admonition, of me at least.

This section deals with the need for acute and meticulous observation of detail. This is about turning the familiar saying about not being able to see the wood for the trees on its head and carefully observing the trees, branches and leaves before jumping to conclusions about the wood.

As with most of our adventures, they follow a common pattern. The client arrives at states the nature of the case. Then there is the initial analysis of the problem from the facts known at that point. This indicates the need for further investigation before the denouement. Epilogue — Real World Application The final section gives us a real world example and takes us through the same stages as in Part Four. In Summary Even after many years working alongside Holmes on innumerable cases, I still struggle to apply his methods and get the results he can so easily obtain.

Perhaps this is a question of innate ability coupled with intense practice. He has dedicated his whole life to it and perhaps that is what gives him the edge. Nevertheless, this book is a very thorough analysis and maybe, just maybe, the application of the principles as Rai has laid them out may make it possible to emulate Holmes.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who gives it a go and achieved some measure of success. About the Author Taz Rai is a young Business Graduate living in Australia who has given up his day job to focus on his love of writing and on someone he clearly admires.

Both are excellent problem-solvers, rational minds that are faced with mysteries deemed unsolvable by even the more experienced members of their chosen profession. The similarities between Dr. House and Mr. Both characters use narcotics, are portrayed as unemotional, form excellent deductions in moments of idleness, and deliver them with a sense of drama. In one memorable scene, an employee who Cuddy fired for stealing from the hospital reveals herself to be unemotional, cruel, and utterly sociopathic in a private interview with Cuddy.

Later, she is stressed from her day, and finds herself sat next to House. She has the slightly scary meeting with the employee playing on her mind, and asks House what he thinks of her. What the characters teach us is that the minutest details, properly reasoned from, can tell us intimate details about a person or situation. House is able to tell a sociopath from how she opens a letter, and Holmes is frequently able to tell what people have been up to from a quick look over their clothes.

Logic never goes out of fashion. Posted on Jan. Benedict Cumberbatch takes up the legendary role, with Martin Freeman in tow as Dr. Watson, and the pair are thrust into 21st century London, taking up their residence at B Baker Street. Holmes is infused with his usual intelligence, charm and charisma, and makes his deductions with characteristic ease. The truth, as Sherlock so elegantly reminds us, is that a rational mind, undeterred by emotional consequences and well-schooled in deductive reasoning, can accomplish a lot.

Whether it is a completely unjustified scare-story in a newspaper, politicians making unfeasible promises or pseudo-scientists trying to sell you homeopathic cures, people are trying to exploit you all the time. There are coded messages coming at you all the time, and just like Holmes, you have to make your own sense of them, and see the truth behind the mystery.

Holmes makes these skills seem fantastical, but the truth is they are absolutely attainable. Rationality is as easy as asking questions, and thinking in terms of evidence, rather than conjecture. The original Holmes stories are beautifully-aged gifts to the student of rationality, and Sherlock presents them in a modern and humorous package.

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By John Watson About the Book Most of the books that I chose, or am asked to review, are pastiches or books by authors who have studied the many adventures Holmes and I had together. It is a very well-researched book which quotes frequently and accurately from my stories to present the key skills that anyone wishing to emulate the Great Detective will need to master. This triggered the idea of writing The Art of Deduction. He also conducted a survey to see what Holmes fans wanted and the result is the four parts that comprise his book. He believes it is important to read and understand logic and how Holmes uses logic in his work. If Holmes is thought of as a superhero then his superpower is logic, Rai suggests.

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THE ART OF DEDUCTION TAZ RAI PDF

It is a very well-researched book which quotes frequently and accurately from my stories to present the key skills that anyone wishing to emulate the Great Detective will need to master. Background Rai tells me that in writing the book he began to realise the possibilities if the average person could acquire even a modicum of the skill possessed by Holmes. In many of our adventures together the most complicated problem turns out in the end to have an absurdly simple solution. Rai suggests that we can all learn from Holmes and that with the application of a little logic, rationality and observation, we can solve problems in our own lives without resorting to help from others. Rai wondered as he read my reminiscences if it was possible to deduce and learn to think the way Holmes does.

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