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From YKTTW Working Title: Watsonian Versus Doylist

The description of "Doylism" sounds like pretty much the definition of the Literary Agent Hypothesis, but that's listed under Watsonian... can anyone clarify this?

Micah: The Literary Agent Hypothesis assumes/pretends that the events described in a work actually happened, which is why it's listed as Watsonian. (You can think of it as a way of smuggling explanations that would otherwise be Doylist into a Watsonian paradigm.)

Johnny E: Ah, OK that makes sense. In that case it's probably better to list it separately - I'll copy your explanation into the main article, seems to cover it.