Immanuel Kant was not without intuition.
Though I myself am not a Kantian, by far my favourite book on the subject of the philosophy of science is Dr. Gavin Ardley’s Aquinas and Kant, in which Ardley gives the credit to Kant for having uncovered the nature of modern theoretical science (physics).
In fact I was so impressed with this book, and its importance, that I painstakingly typed it up at:
The modern physicist, unlike the earlier scientists, does not study nature as it really is, but instead (and this is Kant) imposes ‘a priori’ mental constructs upon nature.
According to Ardley this is for utilitarian purposes.
Now I believe that the same type of artificial process has been applied by Eduard Meyer to ancient Egyptian chronology, which has then become the yardstick for the chronology of other ancient nations. I don’t know whether Meyer, a German, was also a Kantian, but he – endeavouring to bring some type of mathematical (astronomically-based) order to the highly complex Egyptian chronology (30 dynasties) – imposed his pre-conceived system which, unfortunately, has no real basis in reality.
For a handy summary of this, see my:
The Fall of the Sothic Theory: Egyptian Chronology Revisited