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18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 2. Categories of Understanding

[mind imposes some categories onto possible experience]

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Kant deduced the categories from our judgements, and then as preconditions of experience [Kant, by Houlgate]
Kant says we can describe the categories of thought, but Hegel claims to deduce them [Kant, by Meillassoux]
Four groups of categories of concept: Quantity, Quality, Relation and Modality [Kant]
The categories are objectively valid, because they make experience possible [Kant]
Categories are concepts that prescribe laws a priori to appearances [Kant]
Hegel's system has a vast number of basic concepts [Hegel, by Moore,AW]