Shivani Gaur Posted 8 months ago To what extent can an idea be unique? Good Question, first some general agreement on terms, so the context to my response is clear: Perception = Instant awareness of a notion Rules = Represent structured judgement (through inductive or deductive logic) on our awarenes of a notion (aka perception). Rules would be standards set by those passing a judgement on their subjective awareness of a given notion. Rules are very appealing to our mind because they can stand their own ground based on human logical reasoning. With those definitions,Yes, there can certainly be rules imposed on notion of originality. In fact, not just one set of rules, conflicting set of rules... to the point of chaos, all at a relative plane (post awareness/perception) though. The rules would be based on the subjective belief system of the bearers of similar notions/ideas and the judgements they pass in order to understand a concept, in this case the abstract notion called originality. At an absolute plane, the question would not apply, as it becomes invalid.