CATEGORY AND SCHEMA
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The synthesis described in the Principle of the Analogies is more complicated than the synthesis described in the other two Principles, and therefore Kant finds it necessary first to state the general allgemeine. Kant believes that every object of experience must have a definite or determinate position in a common objective time. In the time of Kant a mode of anything was sharply distinguished from its essence, its attributes, and its relations. The word mode as used in modern philosophy has no very precise meaning and is frequently a source of confusion. The chapter concerns the general character of Kant's argument in the three Analogies. Kant's exposition is a summary statement of the general principles which are at work in the detailed proofs of substance, causality, and interaction. Kant's view is that objective temporal connexions are found in experience only because they are imposed by the understanding.