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Single Idea 21448

[catalogued under 7. Existence / E. Categories / 1. Categories]

Full Idea

The categories are the concepts of an object in general, by means of which its intuition is regarded as determined with regard to one of the logical functions of government.

Gist of Idea

Categories are general concepts of objects, which determine the way in which they are experienced


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B128/A95)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.226

A Reaction

These are Kant's 'transcendental' categories. I'm wondering what he made of our more normal categories, such as animal species, genera etc.