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Appendix

Georges Dicker

in Kant's Theory of Knowledge

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195153064
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835027 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195153065.003.0010
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The appendix expounds Kant’s theory of schematism. The topic is introduced in relation to Locke’s attempt to explain what justifies applying a concept to instances and Berkeley and Hume’s responses to Locke. Against this background, Kant’s theory is analyzed as an attempt to explain what justifies applying a pure concept, like the concept of cause, to its instances. The appendix ends by discussing the relation of the schematism to broader aspects of Kant’s critical philosophy.

Keywords: concept; schema; pictorial relation; rule for the production of images; empirical concept; pure concept; category; homogeneity; succession of the manifold according to a rule; permanence of the real in time; unschematized categories

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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