Yet another attack of synchronicity -- I just now happened to be working on the 
markup of
some old work and I ran across this bit where I was trying to puzzle out a 
sensible picture
of how the normative science fit together within a pragmatic perspective on 
their objects.

| Questions about the good of something, and what must be done to get it,
| and what shows the way to do it, belong to the normative sciences of
| aesthetics, ethics, and logic, respectively.
} Aesthetic knowledge is a creature's most basic sense
| of what is good or bad for it, as signaled by the
| experiential features of pleasure or pain,
| respectively.
| Ethical knowledge deals with the courses of action
| and patterns of conduct that lead to these ends.
| Logical knowledge begins from the remoter signs
| of what actions are true and false to their ends,
| and derives the necessary consequences indicated by
| combinations of signs.
| In pragmatic thought, the normative disciplines can be imagined as three
| concentric cylinders resting on their bases, increasing in height as they
| narrow, from aesthetics to ethics to logic, in that order.  Considered with
| regard to the plane of their experiential bases, logic is subsumed by ethics,
| which is subsumed by aesthetics.  And yet, in another sense, logic affords
| a perspective on ethics, while ethics affords a perspective on aesthetics.




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