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supererogation

RC Church supererogatory prayers, devotions, etc.
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At first glance it sounds as if there are some things that morality demands and some things that it does not demand and supererogation amounts to doing more than merely those things that morality does demand.
Although the concept of supererogation appears benevolent and moralistic, it has had a highly controversial history.
If all acts of helping people are obligatory, doesn't this remove altogether the category of supererogation? Well, yes and no.
This stage of the argument also offers an insightful discussion and revision of Urmson's views on supererogation. Here Dancy's interpretative and critical skills yield interesting and suggestive reconstructions of neglected theoretical options.
It might seem a work of supererogation to interpret a vision whose meaning has already been expounded by a character who is in effect a spokesman for the author, but in this paper I wish to explicate such a vision since the historical self-understanding of this author is expressed in an idiom which is rather alien to most modern readers - numerically structured genealogy.
(2.)See, for expositions and defense of this view, David Heyd, Supererogation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982), pp.
The problem is to determine the threshold of "acceptable risk," the dividing line between duty and supererogation.
In this paper, the author develops this problem, proposes a solution, and then draws out some implications both for how we should understand supererogation and for how we should approach charitable giving.
Urmson and David Heyd on works of "supererogation," that is, those deeds beyond the call of duty.
The moral significance of beneficence, he will argue, is to be understood in terms of supererogation, while anti-maleficence is prima facie obligatory.
NORA GRIGORE, "Problems of Supererogation." Advisers: Jonathan Dancy and Paul Woodruff.
Flescher's project generates conversation between deontological and virtue-based ethics, focused on the concept of supererogation. F.