Philosophical Studies 2021:1-15 (2021)

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Daniel Muñoz
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Theron Pummer
University of St. Andrews
Abstract
There are plenty of classic paradoxes about conditional obligations, like the duty to be gentle if one is to murder, and about “supererogatory” deeds beyond the call of duty. But little has been said about the intersection of these topics. We develop the first general account of conditional supererogation, with the power to solve familiar puzzles as well as several that we introduce. Our account, moreover, flows from two familiar ideas: that conditionals restrict quantification and that supererogation emerges from a clash between justifying and requiring reasons.
Keywords supererogation  conditional obligation  all or nothing problem  conditional supererogation  justifying and requiring  Frances Kamm  Joe Horton  deontological ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-021-01724-y
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