Intrinsic preferability and the problem of supererogation

Synthese 16 (3-4):321 - 331 (1966)
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We first summarize and comment upon a 'calculus of intrinsic preferability' which we have presented in detail elsewhere. 1 Then we set forth 'the problem of supererogation' - a problem which, according to some, has presented difficulties for deontic logic. And, finally, we propose a moral or deontic interpretation of the calculus of intrinsic preferability which, we believe, enables us to solve the problem of supererogation.
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Gregory Mellema (1991). Supererogation and Business Ethics. Journal of Applied Philosophy 8 (2):191-199.
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