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Barnden, J.A. (2014):

   "Running into consciousness."
   J. Consciousness Studies, 21 (5-6), pp.33-56.

   journal's online version
   [then follow link to Ingenta site - same URL but different page]

Barnden, J.A. & Peterson, D.M. (2001):

    "Artificial intelligence, mindreading and reasoning in law."

   Cardozo Law Review, 22 (5-6), pp.1381-1406.

   journal's online version
   [link not available as of July 2014 - the problem is being looked at]

   journal issue contents page

Barnden, J.A. (2001):

    "Uncertain reasoning about agents' beliefs and reasoning." 

   Artificial Intelligence and Law, 9, pp.115-152.


   Also as
      Technical Report CSRP-98-11, School of Computer Science, 
      The University of Birmingham, U.K.  

Barnden, J.A. (1996):

    "Unconscious gaps in Jackendoff's 
        `How Language Helps Us Think'? "

   Pragmatics and Cognition, 4(1), pp.65-80.

Barnden, J.A. (1995):

    "Simulative reasoning, common-sense psychology 
          and artificial intelligence."

   In M. Davies & T. Stone (Eds), 
      Mental Simulation: Evaluations and Applications, 
      pp.247-273.  Oxford: Blackwell.


Stein, G.C. & Barnden, J.A. (1995):

    "Towards more flexible and common-sensical reasoning about beliefs." 

   In  Proceedings of the 1995 AAAI Spring Symposium  on
       Representing Mental States and Mechanisms. 
   Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press. 


Barnden, J.A. (1989):

    "Towards a paradigm shift in belief representation methodology."

   J. Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 1(2), pp.133-161.


Barnden, J.A. (1987):

    "Avoiding some unwarranted entailments 
         between nested attitude reports."

   Memoranda in Computer and Cognitive Science, No. MCCS-87-113, 
   Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University, 
   Las Cruces, NM 88003. 

Barnden, J.A. (1987):

    "Interpreting propositional attitude reports:
          towards greater freedom and control."

   In B. du Boulay, D. Hogg & L. Steels (Eds),
      Advances in artificial intelligence - II,
      pp.159-173.  Amsterdam: Elsevier (North-Holland).

Barnden, J.A. (1986):

    "Imputations and explications:
      representational problems in treatments of propositional attitudes."

   Cognitive Science, 10(3),  pp.319-364.

Barnden, J.A. (1986):

    "A viewpoint distinction in 
         the representation of propositional attitudes."

   In Procs. 5th National Conf. on Artificial Intelligence,
      pp.411-415.  Los Altos, CA: Morgan Kaufmann. 

Barnden, J.A. (1983):

    "Intensions as such: an outline."

    In Procs. 8th Intl. Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, 
       pp.280-286.  Los Altos, CA: Morgan Kaufmann. 

Last mod - 14 July 2014