The work of Wilfrid Sellars is deeply influenced by Kant’s philosophy. This influence is by no means restricted to Sellars’s numerous discussions of Kant’s work. It can be found at the very heart of his own philosophy and it is deeply entrenched in his methodology, which is often best described as transcendental. This paper shows the Kantian influence "at work" in a reconstruction of a subject that lies at the centre of both Kant’s and Sellars’s writings: the philosophy of perception. In particular, the Author argues that the synthesizing activity of what Kant called the productive imagination plays an essential role in Sellars’s own account of perceptual reference to objects of experience.
Keywords: Intentionality, Kant, Myth of the given, Perception, Sellars, Transcendental philosophy.