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dc.contributor.authorGrigoletto, Simone-
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-28T08:44:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-28T08:44:24Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationSimone Grigoletto “Why proximity matters for the concept of supererogation” in "Etica & Politica / Ethics and Politics, (2017) XIX/1", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 291-307it_IT
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dc.description.abstractThe concept of supererogation is strictly correlated with duty, since its peculiar value is defined by acts that go beyond our regular obligations. This paper highlights the importance of ‘proximity’ (relational closeness) in allowing the proper theoretical space to supererogation. As a matter of fact if we broaden our sense of duty, the possibility to perform supererogatory acts correspondingly decreases. ‘Special obligations’ emphasize how difficult acts of supererogation are to perform if we stand in some morally-relevant special position with the recipient of our acts. Thus, we can conclude that the relationship between the agent and the recipient of the act (‘proximity’) plays an important role both for our sense of duty (generating ‘special obligations’) and for the possibility of performing supererogatory acts. Furthermore, this analysis brings attention to the fact that whenever an act is ‘supererogatory’, it cannot, at the same time, be a ‘special obligation’ (and vice versa). As a consequence, if ‘proximity’ plays such a role, an objection to the possibility of self-regarding supererogation can be made.it_IT
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dc.publisherEUT Edizioni Università di Triesteit_IT
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEtica & Politica / Ethics and Politicsit_IT
dc.relation.ispartofseries(2017) XIX/1it_IT
dc.subjectSupererogationit_IT
dc.subjectspecial obligationsit_IT
dc.subjectproximityit_IT
dc.subjectintimacyit_IT
dc.subjectself-regarding supererogationit_IT
dc.titleWhy proximity matters for the concept of supererogationit_IT
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