Arthur Schopenhauer on Natural Science that Ignores the Subject

“Suns and planets without an eye that sees them, and an understanding that knows them, may indeed be spoken of in words, but for the idea, these words are absolutely meaningless” (The World As Idea, Volume 1, London, 1909, p 38).

I like the thought, but I’ve always been more of an a priori man myself. I admire a beautiful theory for its own sake.