McDowell carries on the dialogue with Kant opened by Sellars and Strawson. He is particularly interested in Kant’s idea of intuition as an impression that is already an actualization of the conceptual capacities exercised by the knowing subject in judging. It enables him to release the contemporary discussion on intentionality from the stalemate between bald naturalism and coherentism. Because of the issues raised by both philosophers and some features of their arguments, it is undoubted that Mc- Dowell belongs to the Kantian heritage and exploits some of its elements. The final part of the essay aims at showing that these have in their original context a stronger und more definite meaning than in McDowell’s proposal, and that it could be what we are in need of to make the latter more accurate.
Keywords: Content, Experience, Intentionality, Intuition, Kant, McDowell.