Supererogation

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Abstract

It is a recognizable feature of commonsense morality that some actions are beyond the call of duty or supererogatory. Acts of supererogation raise a number of interesting philosophical questions and debates. This article will provide an overview of three of these debates. First, I will provide an overview of the debate about whether or not acts of supererogation exist. Next, I will investigate the issue of how to define the supererogatory. I will finish by examining a problem known as the Paradox of Supererogation
LanguageEnglish
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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  • supererogation
  • moral philosophy
  • moral obligation

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Archer, Alfred. / Supererogation. In: Philosophy Compass. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 3.
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In: Philosophy Compass, Vol. 13, No. 3, 03.2018.

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Archer A. Supererogation. Philosophy Compass. 2018 Mar;13(3). Available from, DOI: 10.1111/phc3.12476