chapter  5
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How deep can we go? How deep should we go? Irrational beliefs as schemata

The link between sensation and understanding was, in Kant's view, built from mental schemata. Figure 5.2 depicts this transcendental schema model (after Rychlak, 1973)2

Plato treated schemata as innate (Marshall, 1995). Kant treated schemata as divinely innate links between the corporeal body's physical senses and the transcendent soul's understanding (Carpenter, 2001).