Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
BOOK II: ANALYTIC OF PRINCIPLES
Chapter 1: THE SCHEMATISM OF THE PURE CONCEPTS OF UNDERSTANDING (p. 180)
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- In all subsumptions under a concept, the representation must be homogeneous with the concept.
- But pure concepts of understanding can never be met with any intuition.
- Transcendental Schema: mediating principle between category and appearances.
- Must be pure and yet sensible.
- The application of the category to appearances becomes possible by means of the transcendental determination of time.
- Which is the schema of the concepts of understanding.
- Mediates the subsumption of appearances under the category.
- The schema is always a product of imagination.
- Makes images possible.
- Images are products of the empirical faculty of reproductive imagination.
- There is a schema for each category.
- Magnitude: generation of time itself in the successive apprehension of an object. Also defined as number.
- Quality: the filling of time.
- Reality: sensation in general; points to being (in time).
- Negation: not-being in time.
- Relation: the connecting of perceptions at all times according to a rule of time determination.
- Substance: permanence of the real in time.
- Cause: the real which something else always follows.
- Community: the coexistence, according to a universal rule, of the determinations of one substance with those of another.
- Modality: time itself as the correlate of the determination whether and how an object belongs to time.
- Possibility: the agreement of the synthesis of different representations with the conditions of time in general.
- Actuality: existence in some determinate time.
- Necessity: existence of an object at all times.
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