Kelly, Frank J. Books

Dr. Frank J. Kelly is an Independent Researcher associated with Georgetown University, where he taught Philosophy. He also taught Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Georgetown University.

Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenological Theory of Judgment: The Sole Logically Coherent Epistemology in the History of Western Philosophy
2016 1-4955-0435-2
This study of the perceptual foundation for the theory of categorial judgment of Edmund Husserl possesses two objectives. First, clarification of the confusion concerning the purpose of his last major phenomenological treatise, Experience and Judgment. Secondly, a presentation of his theory of categorial judgment. The first objective is achieved by responding to an apparent logical dilemma between the analysis of prepredicative experience and predicative thought in Experience and Judgment. It is also accomplished by demonstrating that Husserl does not have the epistemological problem of the ego-centric predicament. He offers the only logical coherent theory of epistemology in Western intellectual history.

The second objective of the presentation of his theory of categorial judgment is approached by focusing upon the problem of the relationship between perception and judgment in Husserl’s theory of judgment.