Dr Joe Mintoff
Joe Mintoff has been a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Newcastle, having received his doctorate from the Australian National University. His primary research interests are in the areas of ethics, in particular the nature of the good life. His articles have appeared in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Dialogue, Ethics and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
Refereed Journal Articles
Mintoff, J. G. (2006) 'Could an Egoist be a Friend?’, American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol 43, pp.101-118
Mintoff, J. G. (2004) 'Is an Agreement an Exchange of Intentions?’, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly,Vol 85, pp.44-67
Mintoff, J. G. (2004) 'Rule Worship and the Stability of Intention’, Philosophia, Vol 31, pp.401-426
Mintoff, J. G. (2004) 'Tabensky on The Unity of Life and the Skill of Living’, South African Journal of Philosophy, Vol 23, pp.353-364
Mintoff, J. G. (2003) 'Can Utilitarianism Justify Legal Rights with Moral Force?’, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol 151, pp.887-915
Mintoff, J. G. (2002) 'How Can Intentions Make Actions Rational?’, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol 32, pp.331-354
Mintoff, J. G. (2001) 'Buridan's Ass and reducible intentions’, Journal of Philosophical Research, Vol 26, pp.207-221
Mintoff, J. G. (2000) 'Is Rational Voluntary Constraint Possible?’, Dialogue, XXXIX pp.339-364
Mintoff, J. G. (1999) 'Are Decisions Motive-Perpetuating?’, Analysis, Vol 59, pp.266-275
Mintoff, J. G. (1999) 'Decision-making and the Backward Induction Argument’, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol 80, pp.64-76
Mintoff, J. G. (1998) 'Defending Instrumental Reason’, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol 36, pp.393-415
Mintoff, J. G. (1998) 'Hume and Instrumental Reason’, Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol 32, pp.519-538
Grants and Funding
1997 Internal Grant, 'Pragmatic Intentions and Morality: an attempt to develop a pragmatic account of rational intention, and to apply the results to a justification of morality', University of Newcastle
1995 Internal Grant, 'Pragmatic Intentions and Morality: an attempt to develop a pragmatic account of rational intention, and to apply the results to a justification of morality', University of Newcastle
Currently supervising four PhDs
The foundation of Aristotle's ethics.
The philosophical foundation foundation of artificial intelligence.
Ethical Issues in Education
Philosophical Issues Of Anglican Theology
Supervised one successful PhD since 2001
2005 'Moral Thinking'