Kevin Reuter Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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  • Postdoc, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • PhD, Birkbeck College, 2012.

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I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Ruhr-University of Bochum working primarily on introspection, consciousness and bodily sensations, and the philosophy of mind and psychology more widely.
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  1. Kevin Reuter (2011). Distinguishing the Appearance From the Reality of Pain. Journal of Consciousness Studies 18 (9-10):94-109.
    It is often held that it is conceptually impossible to distinguish between a pain and a pain experience. In this article I present an argument which concludes that people make this distinction. I have done a web-based statistical analysis which is at the core of this argument. It shows that the intensity of pain has a decisive effect on whether people say that they 'feel a pain'(lower intensities) or 'have a pain' (greater intensities). This 'intensity effect'can be best explained by (...)
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  2. Kevin Reuter (2010). Is Imagination Introspective? Philosophia 39 (1):31-38.
    The literature suggests that in sensory imagination we focus on the imagined objects, not on the imaginative states themselves, and that therefore imagination is not introspective. It is claimed that the introspection of imaginative states is an additional cognitive ability. However, there seem to be counterexamples to this claim. In many cases in which we sensorily imagine a certain object in front of us, we are aware that this object is not really where we imagine it to be. So it (...)
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