Infinite options, intransitive value, and supererogation

Philosophical Studies 178 (6):2063-2075 (2020)
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Supererogatory acts are those that lie “beyond the call of duty.” There are two standard ways to define this idea more precisely. Although the definitions are often seen as equivalent, I argue that they can diverge when options are infinite, or when there are cycles of better options; moreover, each definition is acceptable in only one case. I consider two ways out of this dilemma.

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Daniel Muñoz
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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