Laurenz Casser

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. From May 2024, I will be a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Sheffield.

My research lies at the intersection of the philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive science, and is informed by the life and the medical sciences. I am particularly interested in foundational problems in the study of pain, and the ways in which their solutions unsettle traditional assumptions about the mind. My current research focuses on pain's biological function, the mental architecture of pain processing, and the history of pain measurement.

Before coming to UT Austin, I received a BPhil in Philosophy and a MSt in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Classics from the University of Manchester.

Here is my CV.