The Commens Dictionary
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, regardless of their relations.
NEM 4:192; HP 2:826
‘Esthetics’ (pub. 07.08.16-17:14). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-reasons-conscience-practical-treatise-theory-discovery-wherein-logic-13.