Even More Supererogatory

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 102 (1):1-20 (2024)
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Abstract

Losing an arm to rescue a child from a burning building is supererogatory. But is losing an arm to save two children more supererogatory than losing two arms to save a single child? What factors make one act more supererogatory than another? I provide an innovative account of how to compare which of two acts is more supererogatory, and show the superiority of this account to its chief rival.

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Holly Smith
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