Kant responded to historical ideas which are also central to modernity.
Christian Wolff’s rationalism +
mathematical truth can have a status lacking in any other kind of knowledge because it is based on structures in nature ie it cannot be changed by empriical evidence
thus math is infallible
Hume said that modern sciene depends on empiical data which is gained via human perceptions so therefore are fallible
Kant took from this that his old idea of an inbuilt cosmic order ws dogmatic because this belief was not subjected to critical axmintion
Hume said all evidence for causality depends on ou perception of one thing happening after another
so any certainty in the new science is stilll uncertain cause based on our perception?
Kant tries to resolve his
he rethinks the relationship between mathematical necessity and contingent perceptions
the coj dealt with teleology