THE TRANSCENDENTAL SCHEMATA
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The Analogies are concerned with the existence of appearances as objects. This seems to be the same as their position relative to one another in time. Kant asserts that we can construct a priori not only the extensive quantity, but also the degree of appearances. Analogies have meaning and validity only in their empirical, and not in their transcendental, use; that is to say, they have meaning and validity only as applied to objects of a possible experience. This statement need not cover the whole of the paragraph, but there is nothing in the argument to suggest restriction to the Analogies. Kants doctrine would not apply to the Mathematical Principles, if the categories must in themselves possess correlatessee in order to enter into an Analogy. It is perhaps not unreasonable to suppose that the title Analogies of Experience was chosen by Kant primarily because of the first sense.