Posted: Sep 28, 2011 9:43 am
by WalterMitty
advaitya wrote:This probably isn't the right thread for this but I better ask it here than start a new thread.

I vaguely remember a quote attributed to Immanuel Kant so I'd be grateful if someone can tell me the exact quote. Also, if it's rightly attributed to Kant. The quote goes something like, "Man creates rules for/of the world and those rules in turn create the world he observes"

TIA!


Ive had a quick scan of my copy of The Critique of Pure Reason, and couldnt find anything in the index (I looked up the term "rules"). The phrase dosnt look familiar, but the general idea does. Is it possible the actual Kant quote used quite different words, or are you sure he mentions "rules"?