Posted: Jan 24, 2012 1:43 pm
by Positron
Positron wrote:
advaitya wrote:Hi Walter. I am not sure of the exact wording of the phrase or mention of the word rule. Like you, I only faintly recall the general gist. Instead of "rules", it might have contained "man defines the laws of the universe.." but I cannot be sure.

I am too busy to look it up now - but what you have in mind is in "Critique of Practical Reason" (towards the end as I recall). Kant is discussing the problem of free will in relation to necessity and chance.

As I recall he only offers it as a suggestion and says later that the theory would be difficult to justify and might raise more problems than it solves.

You can find the text on Gutenberg - you can probably find it by doing some skimming. If I have time later I can probably find the part.

In fact I have found the part fairly quickly - look in the Gutenberg Project Critique of Practical Reason and search for the heading "Critical Solution of the Antinomy of Practical Reason" which is, I am pretty sure, what you are referring to.