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Holmes

1. Oliver Wendell. 1809--94, US author, esp of humorous essays, such as The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) and its sequels
2. his son, Oliver Wendell. 1841--1935, US jurist, noted for his liberal judgments
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Moriarty is a sound mystery novel, with traps, disguises and a good if not exactly unprecedented twist, but whether it scratches the Holmesian itch is another matter.
A Holmesian on an inferior federal court may view "legislation" by the Supreme Court (which is the way that Posner views constitutional decisions like Heller) (147) with the same moral and ideological indifference as legislation enacted by the legislature.
It may be possible for criminal punishment to nudge individuals away from law breaking even if there are no Holmesian bad men in a given society.
While the Grable decision is interesting for its momentary resuscitation of the Holmesian ingredient theory of federal question jurisdiction, Grable is nonetheless a judicial outlier.
Reading Hazlitt with Holmesian attention to the materiality of the aesthetic image, what we might call its artifactual presence, at once its "vividness" and "delicacy" as an object, is not so much to argue either for a rationalist or a materialist Hazlitt as it is to begin to recognize the operations of the uncanny in the workings of his prose.
In Minding the Gap: A Ten-Step Program for Better Tax Compliance, Olson takes issue with the enforcement-oriented traditional model of tax compliance, which sees taxpayers as Holmesian bad actors, cheating whenever the risk adjusted payoff is positive.
Now another enthusiast of the pipe-smoking, violin-playing, detective has contributed to the growing library of Holmesian literature a new adventure--'The Torment of Sherlock Holmes".
In the fall of 1948, Rockwell presented to Saturday Evening Post editors an idea-sketch similar to this one, with the addition in the lower right corner of a Sherlock Holmesian head and the inscription "Who Dun it?
The remarkable popularity of the Sherlock Holmes series is closely tied to the Holmesian performance of a professional ideal.
One of the most mordant ironies here is that Bayard's method, in certain of its key gestures, recapitulates Holmesian method, in the way that he swerves unpredictably from doubt to faith, reasons purposefully from end to beginning, and recasts "lived" experience in narrative.
First, he wishes to elucidate a Holmesian judicial philosophy, that is, a coherent and consistent thread of reasoning that both explains Holmes' decisions and provides the bedrock for a fully elaborated jurisprudence.
Updating the dilatory mystery plots of the Holmesian detective, film noir aims to produce philosophical contemplation of the thresholds of detectability rather than viewerly puzzlement itself.