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[A140/B179] Schema are crucial for explaining the affinity of our appearances, and for explaining how it is possible to apply the categories to the manifold of intuition; in fact, Kant holds that it is the schematized categories, which while still being pure attain, as schematized, an element of sensibility, which are applied to intuitions. Kant thus uses the schemata (as part of an attempt) to explain how we are able to give content to our intuitions and representations, namely, be explaining how it is possible for us to conceptualize intuitions. [A181/B224] This is a problem for Kant, because as pure concepts, categories "express a function which is restricted by no sensible condition". Unless it employed schematize categories, there would be no guarantee that the understanding would synthesize intuitions in ways which we can apprehend (and thus objects would not conform to our knowledge), and the affinity of our appearances would not be guaranteed. [L:167] In the Logic, Kant distinguishes between logical and real essences, defining the former as that "in respect of which an object is determined by its concept". In the Critique, the schemata of concepts serve to connect this logical essence (i.e., which involves the rules of the understanding) with space and time (i.e., the conditions of sensibility), thus helping to account for the affinity of appearances. [A138/B177] In the Critique, Kant characterizes "transcendental schemata" as "mediating representations" which are both pure--"devoid of all empirical content"--and yet--"in one respect" are also sensible. [A140/B179] The schema of a concept is the "formal and pure" condition of sensibility in conformance to which the understanding is restricted when it uses concepts (i.e., when it combines intuitions in accordance with concepts). Kant comments, "these conditions of sensibility constitute the universal condition under which alone the categor[ies] can be applied to objects".


 

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