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Barnden, J.A. (2020, July). The meta-dynamic nature of consciousness (Revised Version 3).
          Manuscript, 22 July 2020.
          Accepted in Oct 2020, subject to minor revisions, for Entropy, special issue on Models of Consciousness.
          (The revised version will not be available until December 2020, probably.)

          the paper

          Same as Version 3 on MDPI Preprints system
                    Can cite as:
                    Barnden, J., The Meta-Dynamic Nature of Consciousness (Revised Version 3). Preprints 2020, 2020030178
                            (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0178.v3)

          This version reflects fundamental changes and additions (as noted within the text).
          Please discard previous versions.

          (NOTE to those who downloaded a previous version placed here in mid-June 2020:
                    This was mistakenly called Version 3, and unfortunately has that version number in its title.
                              It should have been called Version 2.5.
                    Sorry for the confusion, and please contact me for clarification if needed.)



Barnden, J.A. (2019). Consciousness, meta-causation and temporal passage (real or imagined).
          Talk at International Workshop: What Better Time Than Then?,
          Society for the Philosophy of Time, University of Siegen, Germany, 18-19 October 2019.
          the talk slides


Barnden, J.A. (2019). Time and consciousness:
                                        Comment on "Creativity, information, and consciousness: The information dynamics of thinking"
                                        by Geraint Wiggins.

          Physics of Life Reviews,, online (September 2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2019.09.005.
          preprint           journal's online version


Barnden, J.A. (2019). The meta-dynamic nature of consciousness.
          Talk at the conference on Models of Consciousness, , University of Oxford, UK, 9-12 September 2019.
          the talk slides


Barnden, J.A. (2019). Consciousness and meta-causation.
          Talk in the Open Sessions at the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society & Mind Association, , University of Durham, UK, 19-21 July 2019.
          the talk slides


Barnden, J.A. (2018). Consciousness, causal oomph and meta-oomph.
          Poster at 26th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP 2018), 10-13 Sep. 2018, Rijeka, Croatia.
          the poster           accompanying draft manuscript


Barnden, J.A. (2018). Phenomenal consciousness, meta-causation and developments concerning casual powers and time passage.
          Poster at 22nd Conference for the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC-22), 26-29 June 2018, Krakow, Poland.
          the poster


Barnden, J.A. (2014). Running into consciousness.
          J. Consciousness Studies, 21 (5-6), pp.33-56.
          preprint           journal's online version [then follow link to Ingenta site - same URL but different page]


Barnden, J.A. (2005). Metaphor, self-reflection and the nature of mind.
          In D. N. Davis (Ed.), Visions of Mind: Architectures for Cognition and Affect, pp.45-65.
          Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing, Idea Group Inc.
          the chapter


Barnden, J.A. (1997). Consciousness and common-sense metaphors of mind.
          In S. O'Nuallain, P. McKevitt & E. Mac Aogain (Eds),
          Two Sciences of Mind: Readings in Cognitive Science And Consciousness, pp.311-340.
          John Benjamins.
          preprint




Last mod 22 Oct 2020