Keyword: Esthetics

Dictionary Entry | Posted 15/03/2018
Quote from "A Brief Intellectual Autobiography by Charles Sanders Peirce"

…philosophical esthetics (which becomes something very different from the study which the noun usually designates)[,] studies the characters which will belong to the...

Article in Journal | Posted 02/02/2018
Liszka, James J. (2017). Peirce’s Esthetics as a Science of Ideal Ends
It is argued here that the best interpretation of Peirce’s esthetics is as a normative science of ideal ends. Peirce’s influences in this regard include Plato’s notion of kalos, Friedrich Schiller’s...
Article in Journal | Posted 17/08/2017
Barrena, Sara (2014). Charles S. Peirce in Europe: The “Aesthetic Letters”
While Peirce claimed that he was not well acquainted with aesthetics, he always was interested in that field. In spite of the fact that Peirce did not develop the issue in depth, aesthetics is...
Article in Journal | Posted 17/04/2017
Ibri, Ivo A. (2016). Linking the Aesthetic and the Normative in Peirce's Pragmaticism: A Heuristic Sketch
This essay conjectures on the modes of connection between the Peirce's Normative Science of Aesthetics and his mature pragmatism. Starting with some general comments on Peirce's philosophy...
Article in Journal | Posted 06/04/2017
Schmidt, Jon A. (2017). The Esthetics of Structures
Dictionary Entry | Posted 07/08/2016
Quote from "Reason's Conscience: A Practical Treatise on the Theory of Discovery; Wherein logic is conceived as Semeiotic"

Esthetics is that normative science which studies the conditions of that kind of excellence which objects may possess in their presentation, or appearance,...

Article in Journal | Posted 29/12/2015
Lefebvre, Martin (2007). Peirce's Esthetics: A Taste for Signs in Art
The article examines the philosophy of thinker Charles Peirce on aesthetics and its role as a normative science. Normative sciences, according to Peirce, seek to examine the conditions of possibility...
Article in Journal | Posted 09/12/2015
Kaag, John J. (2015). The Lot of the Beautiful: Pragmatism and Aesthetic Ideals
This article focuses on the intimate relationship between German aesthetic theory, particularly the philosophies of Kant and Schiller, and the pragmatic tradition of the nineteenth and early...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 04/05/2015
Quote from "A Suggested Classification of the Sciences"

…self-control depends upon the comparison of what is done with an ideal admirable per se, without any ulterior reason. Now the science of that which is admirable...

Manuscript | Posted 04/05/2015
Peirce, Charles S. (nd). A Suggested Classification of the Sciences. MS [R] 1339

Robin Catalogue:
A. MS., n.p., n.d., pp. 1-13; 1-6.
Some of the ways in which CSP’s scheme differs from other schemes. CSP’s point of departure is Comte. Division of science...

Article in Journal | Posted 29/10/2014
Massecar, Aaron (2014). Peirce, Moral Cognitivism, and the Development of Character
Proponents of moral cognitivism have recently looked to Peirce in order to supplement their position. That work focuses on what Peirce has to say about truth and inquiry and how these notions can...
Dictionary Entry | Posted 22/10/2014
Quote from "On Classification of the Sciences"

My notion is that there is a study of esthetics, not the exclusive pleasure-ground of those who spend their lives in the delights of art, nor yet particularly considering conduct, but...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/04/2013
Quote from "A Syllabus of Certain Topics of Logic"

Normative science has three widely separated divisions: i. Esthetics; ii. Ethics; iii. Logic.

Esthetics is the science of ideals, or of that which is objectively...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/04/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture I"

…it is generally said that the three normative sciences are logic, ethics, and esthetics, being the three doctrines that distinguish good and bad; Logic in regard to representations of...

Dictionary Entry | Posted 18/04/2013
Quote from "Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism: Lecture V"

…As for esthetics, although the first year of my study of philosophy was devoted to this branch exclusively, yet I have since then so completely neglected it that I do not feel entitled to have...

News | Posted 08/08/2012
The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

This volume explores the three normative sciences that Peirce distinguished (aesthetics, ethics, and logic) and their relation to phenomenology and metaphysics. The essays approach this topic from...