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This article first deals with the historical background of imagination and those who influenced Kant. Then, objectivity is explained and finally, the role of imagination in the Critique of Pure Reason is discussed.
Imagination as a mental faculty has a unique place in Kant’s cognitive system. It plays a more active role in his system than it does in the philosophical systems before Kant. On the one hand, imagination is active in the sophisticated discussion of the transcendental deduction of the categories of understanding. On the other hand, it is active in schematism of the categories. Both of them are important in the objectivity of knowledge. The a priori forms of space and time are born of this faculty. All these are indicative of imagination’s prominent position in Kant’s epistemology; the issue that can be seen clearly in Kant's immediate successors. However, this prominence may be seen as a shortcoming in epistemology since it hinges objectivity on the subject.