Title: Categories versus Schemata: Kant’s Two-Aspect Theory of Pure Concepts and his Critique of Wolffian Metaphysics
Authors: de Boer, Karin # ×
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: University of California Press
Series Title: Journal of the History of Philosophy vol:54 issue:3 pages:441-468
Abstract: Challenging the common view that categories are prior to schemata, I argue that Kant considers transcendental schemata and categories to represent different guises of the a priori rules that allow the mind to unify a manifold. Since only transcendental schemata present these rules as ways of unifying successive representations, they can be said to constitute the sensible condition of any a priori cognition of objects. I take Kant to argue, on this basis, that Wolffian metaphysics abstracted from this condition, thus unwarrantedly using categories to obtain a priori knowledge of the soul, the world as such and God.
ISSN: 0022-5053
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Culture
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