Georges Dicker

in Kant's Theory of Knowledge

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195153064
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835027 | DOI:

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • History of Western Philosophy


Show Summary Details


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

Chapter.  6162 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.