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Categories and Schemata


Anthony Schlimgen

Creighton University, US
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In this paper, I argue that once Kant has established his argument about the a priori transcendental ideality of Time, the objectivity of the Categories and their schematization can be established. If we remember that the Categories are not only concepts, but transcendental concepts, we will see that their objective nature is not as difficult to establish as if we were to consider them only as concepts as such. Further, once we understand the function of the Schematism and how Kant conceives of the Schemata, this will shed light as to the nature of the Categories themselves. Finally, I will propose an understanding of the relationship between the Categories and Schemata that will make a transcendental solution to the problem of the objectivity of the Categories and Schemata possible.

How to Cite: Schlimgen, A., 2010. Categories and Schemata. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 2(2), pp.10 (79–88).
Published on 26 Jul 2010.
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